It's been a busy week.
I was too distracted to try to start making anything complicated or try a new pattern, so about Wednesday, or so, I started making another linen stitch scarf This scarf is pretty sedate compared to the most recently finished one, but I like it. The two yarns I'm using are similar in tonal value, but one has some color running through it, while the other is just various gray shades. When I picked the yarns I was hoping this would create a masculine-looking scarf. As it's coming along the purplish pink color is the only thing that makes me hesitate about gifting this to a man. Anyone else have any thoughts?
After more dry days in the 80's it turned gloriously chilly on Friday. And Saturday was rainy. All day long. It was a wonderful day of reading and crocheting (and I confess, napping ;^). Because it was finally cool enough I was inspired to pull out my Arrowhead Striped Afghan I started last spring (but tucked away once it got too warm to crochet something so large). I have been looking forward to it being cool enough to crochet blankets again.
Here's a link to the pattern. And today I found this video, too. I'm only about a third of the way finished so it doesn't look like much, but see the arrow shapes formed with this stitch pattern? It's one of those terrific patterns that is much more complicated looking than it really is. And it creates a great cushy, thick blanket even though it's made with single-stranded worsted weight. This stitch pattern makes it look like it's made with much thicker yarn.
Oh, how I'm enjoying the feel of fall. Everything about this time of year enlivens my senses. Makes me thankful that the dreary heat of summer is (mostly) behind us. Warns me that bitter cold is just around the corner - clutching the coattails of autumn. And crocheting seems to take on a new purpose. A new pleasure. The cold seasons make me especially happy I have this ability to create with yarn and hook. :^)
To see what other Year of Project friends are working on this week, visit our thread on Ravelry. In fact, if you're so inclined feel free to join in! While our year runs from July 1st through June 30th, anyone is welcome to join in at any time. I think. It's a small, but supportive and creative bunch of knitters and crocheters. I'm so glad to be participating (for the first time) this year.