Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Here is the Ajune Toddler Pullover up to the armholes. I thought it was so pretty! However, there were a few problems with it. Number One-the yarn worked up too thinly. I have come to admire a certain squishiness in yarn. Not wet sort of squishy, but thick and fluffy kind of squishy. These two yarns were making a very lightweight, cheap looking fabric. Second, I doubted this would actually fit a 12-month old who wears 18-month clothes. So, this version was frogged.....

Oops! That's not right! I didn't frog it....I threw it out! Yes, I committed the ultimate yarn workers travesty and threw out some precious fiber. Don't get me wrong; I wrestled with the moral implications for about a week. Afterall, none of the other fiber bloggers ever admit to throwing out a frogged project. I weighed the implications of storing this cheap looking stuff until I could find another use for it. Well, why would I ever want to make anything else with it? Is it ok to dislike something so much that you actually throw it out? My answer was "yes" and after this post, I'm not going to even think about it again.

In the meantime, I completed another pullover based on the Ajune pattern. Wait til you see time.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

What has The Stitch Sleuth been looking for this week?

Hmmmmmm...while poking about on Ravelry I came across this free pattern from Lion Brand: Scallop Crochet Scarf
It's construction is similar to the Luna Scarf published on Ravelry. There is a long chain and one half of the scarf is worked into it. Then a mirror image of the first half is worked on the back of the chain.

I really like that this scarf is a perfect mirror image. The Luna Scarf isn't. But I have made three Lunas because we love the Harry Potter movies and there is a beauty in that scarf my daughters and I really like.

Since I have a lot of Vanna in my stash, I can see this scarf being made a few times in the future.

The Stitch Sleuth is always looking for scarf patterns to try, both knit and crochet. This scarf could be made in an evening or two with just two balls of yarn. It's sure to become one of my go to gift ideas.