Sunday, February 1, 2015

Day 50 - Happy February 1!!

Today I thought I'd share the yarn projects I tackled last month...

First off, I wanted to play with Red Heart's new reflective yarn so I made a couple of hats for my husband and my morning mile....

I didn't like my hat so I re-did it into a head wrap that suited me better - and a church friend asked about it so I kept on going with the head wraps and different patterns

The head wraps are great - my fave is the 2 color stripe pattern using reflective for one of the colors.  (
Mr Wizard actually loves his hat and has asked for another (!)  It's a basic beanie so I have no excuse but to get another going....

My other project was scarves....
    I attended a gathering of ladies learning to crochet - using one of my favorite pattern books..  Leisure Arts sampler afghan (  )

The very first square is a simple single crochet with an 'H' hook.... and I wanted to share what that stitch looks like in differing yarn / hook sizes.  Scarves are a super way to practice different stitches... and I think I'll do that as we work through the book.  Of course, I had intended this to be a way to work through my stash but somehow I wanted to show how special yarns could change up the finished product!

In the above photo: on the left and the right are bulky yarns with an 'N' hook, showing beautifully the difference between variegated and self-striping definitions.... and in the center is a glittery royal blue with an 'H' hook.    I made a little pastel yellow sampler square for my afghan to go with the class project..
The next stitch listed  is the  half double and I've done one scarf in an extra bulky and 'P' hook.  Now I REALLY need to use my stash for these instead of playing with pretty new yarn and colors!  These scarves are currently homeless.... and I will either sell for cost or donate TO the homeless by year end...

AND.....  I am working on remembering how to knit.  It took a couple of very boring weeks :-) BUT....   ta-da!!

Dishcloths with cotton yarn are another great way to practice pattern stitches and still end up with a usable item!

And I'll close this post with a shot of a sweater I made (and hated).. which was being re-worked into a hat (that I wasn't happy with) and is now on its way to become a scoodie (scarf-hoodie) for its final incarnation!

What did YOU do with yarn this month?

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