Thursday, January 8, 2009

Three's A Charm

You might recognize this yarn. It was supposed to be a grocery tote.


I decided to pull the original 'flower' and redo it. I figured what I had to loose except time - either way I was on track to loose that any way - my gut told me that this was not turning out how it was supposed to. Well lo and behold ... it turned out the same way! This time I made sure I counted - actually made little tick marks on a piece of paper to keep track. The pattern called for 'treble crochet V sts ' and when I googled it, the best I could get that it was the English equivalent of the double crochet sts. hmph. The way it was working up looked more like quadrupole zillion trillion (as Henry would say) ... a carnation was in the making again.

I pulled it and made a scarf for no one in particular. I need to have something come out of this yarn - not because it's pricey (it wasn't) or some high grade (it isn't) but because I needed to make something. So a scarf it became (because that's about all I can crochet!). I'm going to file it away for Christmas '09.

7 comments:

Angela said...

Well, a lovely scarf it is! At least you're ahead of the game for next Christmas already:o)

The Stitching Surgeon said...

i feel your frustration! i cannot seem to get any crochet or knitting pattern to work...the language is so foreign in those patterns! scarves and hats seem to be my limit! it is a lovely scarf though! would be perfect for a guy or gal!

Paige said...

Well, you definitely can't go wrong with a scarf. It looks great - way to get a head start on next year's gifts. This year my goal is to be just like you! :)

Michelle said...

It makes a lovely scarf! I need to follow your good example, I have an embarrassing bag of "projects gone wrong" that should really just be taken apart so I can use the materials for something else.

periwinkle said...

a crimbo pressie done already - wow, I've been watching 'how to crochet ' vids on youtube today in preparation :-). I want to do a ripple like on Attic 24's blog -- have you seen it?
lisa x

thecherubscloset said...

Scarves are cool though!

Rachel said...

Great scarf! That could work for a guy or a girl.
And wow, I thought starting Christmas gifts in July was ahead of the game, but January? I'm very impressed!