First is a Linen Stitch Scarf I made with Red Heart Unforgettable in the new colorway Tealberry (my prize yarn received from Red Heart last month).
So there I was... with my self-striping yarn (that I thought would be a piece of cake to make one of these scarves with) clipping and re-rolling the yarn to get to just the right color in the skein (over and over again - many times needing to do this in the middle of the row) to keep any one color from dominating any one part of the scarf. And of course, all those starts and stops meant ends to weave in. I'm pretty sure, by the time I was finished, I had woven in far more ends than if I had simply started each new row afresh - alternating colors from different skeins, as I normally do when making one of these from two different colorways of yarn.
But I'm glad to say... for my tenacity and hard work, I will receive a gold medal (someday) for successfully completing the Scarf Hockey event. Yay me!
Next I finished a Coozie Disc for a medal in the Toy Toss event, and laurels in Colorwork and Stash busting:
I see more of these in my crocheting future (like this upcoming week, I think). They make great flyers and every one is unique. Great gift ideas for kids and adults alike!
Then, late in the games I was inspired by a post Casey wrote a few weeks ago titled "My Yarn Story". In that post is a composite picture of a bunch of Casey's beautiful crocheted potholders and I decided I needed to start a cute collection. So this week I did. Here's my first potholder (for a medal in the Household Heptathalon event and laurels in stash busting):
And then on Saturday, I decided to concentrate on finishing a doily I began last April. It's called April Showers:
Can you see the little umbrellas ringing the center?
I know April showers are long behind us, but last week it rained nearly every day, so it was a fitting project to work on. This was my first attempt at making a doily, or crocheting with a tiny steel hook and a single strand of size 10 thread for that matter. It's hard, let me tell you - especially if you've got middle aged eyes and fingers. But once I got back to it, I actually found I enjoyed it - in between sessions of rubbing the back of my neck as it got achy from holding this thing close and bending over it. While it was challenging (for me) and tedious, it was also very interesting to watch the pattern emerge. I think I'll be wanting to make some more. Or, at least, another one. Someday...
And that wraps up another YOP week and Ravelery's Ravellenics for me. It was fun while it lasted, but I imagine next week to not be nearly so prolific. To see what other Yoppers are up to visit our thread this week on Ravelry.