Today was DH's second foot surgery in two month's time - and that meant hours for me to just sit. And crochet. I decided to take along two different colors of Red Heart Unforgettable yarn and see what might come of combining them in this linen stitch scarf I've come to love. At first glance these two colorways don't appear to make good companions. I give you Sunrise (on the left) and Meadow (on the right):
Would you have put these together? If you're color-cautious like me, probably not. Except for the small bit of greenish blue that's occasionally spun into the Sunrise color that gave me courage to try. The blue-ish skein doesn't vary a lot, but it does have some beige spun into it, which helps to work with the small amount of neutrals in the Sunrise. So I took the plunge.
As I crocheted a couple rows I had my doubts, but after four or five rows I think it's actually working. In fact... I kind of like it. Good thing, too, because this loosely spun yarn is a bear to unravel.
And looky there. Together, the two yarns kind of match the book I'm reading! A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner is a captivating read. Two stories run alongside each other in this novel. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 and the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001. Actually, several mysterious stories are woven around a beautiful scarf that appears in the first chapter - and that's all I'm going to tell you. It's all I can tell you. I'm only half way through, but I'm pretty confident I can recommend this book as an interesting read if you enjoy women's fiction. Or, perhaps, even if you simply enjoy a good story.
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