The first thing I accomplished (crochet-wise) was finishing the Openwork Scarf.
Sometime back I had purchased (online) a bunch of skeins of Premier Everyday yarn in the color Violet Heather, but when I received it I was disappointed to not be able to detect any heathering in it. To make a good thing out of a disappointment, I rolled several skeins with Woolike fingering yarn in the color mauve and it created this sort of marled effect when crocheted up:
I like it in this scarf! I have one more skein wound up with the same mauve yarn that I need to find a use for, but I'd like to try mixing it with some other colors, too. Kind of a fun thing to do, and a way to use more stash - which I'm on a mission to do.
And then I made a color block scarf - made of half double crochet stitches into the back loop of every stitch. This stitch pattern gives a ridged, "washboard" effect. Washed and dried, this scarf (made mainly with Vanna's Choice yarn) came out soft and squishy:
Wrapped twice, it makes a snug cowl around the neck. 💜
And lastly, I continued working on a pillow for the Cushion/Pillow CAL in the Our Happy CAL Place on Ravelry. I'm using the first two weeks of the Elements pattern to, hopefully, make a pillow that will be the right size for a couch. This design is surprisingly easy to do:
I hope you have a good week. To see what other YOPpers are up to, visit our group on Ravelry.
2018 Yarn Stash-Down: 2.53/100 Skeins