For scarves!! Dudes, it was COLD today. The temp on my way home today was somewhere in the 40s. I'm not a fan of the heat, but I'm not quite ready for it to be this cold yet. Especially since I have to pay my own heating bill this year. And I just happened to read an article today that said the Northeast is going to have the snowiest, coldest winter in years. Oy vey!
Back to scarves...One of my co-workers loves crochet and she bought a few hat and scarf sets from me last year. This year, she bought a crochet hat from some random store (it had a tag on it), but couldn't find a scarf to match. So she called me up and asked if I could make a scarf to match.
I'm always up for a challenge, so I said sure. I headed off to the Lion Brand Yarn Studio during my lunch break in search of the perfect color. (Have I mentioned that Lion Brand is within walking distance of work? Soooo dangerous!) Even though Lion Brand had a bagillion shades of green, none of them matched the olive green of her hat.
Just when I was about to give up, I saw a skein of Homespun that looked like it might work. When I held the yarn up to the hat, the green was a perfect match. Score! I used nearly 2 full skeins to make this scarf nearly 6 feet long, as per my co-workers request.
Look how it striped. Pretty!
I know most people hate working with Homespun, but I love it. Its a little difficult to see your stitches, but it makes such a warm, squishy scarf. Its the Ifeoma scarflette pattern and a J hook for anyone who wants the specifics.
Oooh and look what my MIL scored at a yard sale. Its huge! Piper can lay in here comfortably.
Do you know how much yarn this thing holds? Oh yeah...LOTS!