UPDATE! Day two: Mountain Heather lace chevron scarf! (wrap?)

Going to try to get into the rhythm of doing updates and stuff after a long day of working on a project, and here is my first of many. As you know, I started this  wrap (scarf?) last night.

After an hour of placing stitch markers and adjusting my tightness on my foundation chain, I finally got what I needed 91 Single Crochet all in a row. Let me tell you, I forgot the pain that is that initial chain. In the spirit of being fed up with it after having too few one too many times, I tried to learn the foundation single crochet.

In theory, I  understand how to maneuver the yarn and the hook to make it work. But, in application…Suffice to say I failed. I got angry and just resumed quietly making chains and tediously trying to make sure sure I was on the right track.

I went to bed, fairly sure, but not certain. I woke up and eventually got a chance to check again to make sure there were no magically added chains to make me angry and ruin my good day (a day spent being productive, and also having a dream shattered. I needed some good news). Lo and behold!  The perfect number of stitches!

Anyway, steering off of that tangent, I got to work on this scarf/wrap/whatever. As I slowly progressed, I counted carefully and before moving on to the next row I ran across the one just completed to make sure my repeats are as they should be, as that’s the case- I’ve not gotten too far, but I have gotten to the point where I can just kind of repeat two rows over and over forever so that means I can take it to work and drone it out on autopilot.

Anyway! The point of this update is this photo~

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Ah yes! Progress. I’m not IN LOVE with the colors, but I think as it grows it will look better. It’s in it’s awkward stages at the moment, I think.

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New project- Variegated Yarn Scarf!

I have been hunting to no avail for a pattern to use for my Variegated yarn that I won on a giveaway on this website back in 2013 it’s in the color “Mountain Heather”  and I gotta tell you, folks, it’s really adorable. (I like it, anyway.)

I thought I had found a pattern for it last night, the window pane scarf , and while that pattern is gorgeous, I don’t feel like it works with the weight of the yarn or the hook I stubbornly want to use. So, I went on the search again.

This time I came up with a pattern I’ve been seeing for quite some time that’s piqued my interest, this chevron lace scarf. It’s the correct weight, and while I’m still determined to use my E Hook with the nice wooden handle, I’m sure it’ll look just fine. And if not, I’ll switch to my H (grumbles I guess…).

Guys, I just really (really) want to use this yarn. It’s so pretty and i want to wear it. I want to use it on a project for myself because I’ve making things for my coworkers and it’s my turn. So I’m also doing this from a place of selfishness, I guess.

But dammit, at least I’ll have a fab new scarf out of the deal.

Geeky crochet bag project/product!

Status: COMPLETE

 

This is an idea I’ve had for quite some time, I finally decided to do something about it. It’s not QUITE how I envisioned it, but it’s cute and it’s for sale! 😀

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At work we’re not allowed to get on the internet anymore, so I’m pumping out projects left and right. I’ve made like 7 hats. 3 pink, 2 black and 2 baby hats (also on the shop). I have two more in my project box that are in mid- creation.

 

The bag took like 12 hours to make- I worked on it during the time when I didn’t have any calls at work, and I look forward to working out how to make a circular bag and convert some of these into phone cases and coin purses and stuff. (Zippers frighten me, but I want to discover their mysteries.)

 

Keep an eye out, I’m on a rampage. 😀

Really easy, super cute beret pattern! ♫

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I made a hat at work and people are requesting it, I wanted to put my pattern somewhere I won’t lose it. It is based off of this  one. I made the hook bigger and went with an “N.”- the modified pattern is below

N Hook

RND 1: Magic loop, ch 3 (counts as dc), 11 dc in loop, sl st to join, pull to tighten (12 DC)

RND 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each stitch around, sl st to join (12 dc)

RND 3: ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc, 2 dc, repeat from* around sl to to join (36 dc)

RND 4: ch 3, dc, 2 dc *dc, dc, 2 dc, repeat from * around sl st to join (48 dc)

RND 5: ch 3, dc, dc, 2 dc *dc, dc, dc, 2 dc, repeat from* around sl st tp join

RNDS 6-13; ch 3, dc in each st around sl st to join

RND 14-15; ch 2, sc in each dc space

RND 16; ch 2 *sc, sc dec, repeat from* sl st to join ++

RND 17; ch 2, sc in each st around sl st to join

 

++ The decrease round is optional, I had to do it so it would fit correctly on my tiny head. xD

Also, a quick thanks!

Thank you, my dear followers for not unfollowing. I really expected most of you to since I had been inactive for so long. I’ll be making you guys a surprise perler thingie and resuming my Pinterest Roundups since I have the inspiration again. Stay tuned, guys, I think Wynn is back! :3