It’s still too hot to wrap things around my neck. When the chilly autumn weather arrives, however, I’ll be ready with my Trillian.
I made this with some Done Roving merino sock yarn, which I bought in Dover, NH, just across the border from my home state of Maine. This is one of those “OK, I think I’ll splurge on that pricey stuff in the knitter’s boutique” types of things. It was a special day when I was visiting the USA, out shopping with my mother and sister, who are both yarniacs like me. It was a great day. We went out to lunch and hit all the craft stores in the area. The skein cost me $30 or so. Having spent so much on something like this, I waited three years to use it, carefully considering the options. This warm accessory will be especially appropriate for wearing in October, since the colors remind me of Halloween and cartoon representations of Frankenstein’s monster. Most important of all, though, is that every time I wear this scarf I’ll remember our fun day out in the cold weather browsing the craft stores and just having lots of fun.
When I finshed the scarf I decided to use up some wool I bought locally here in Valladolid to crochet the Linen Stitch Cowl. It’s long enough to wrap around the neck twice and it’s very thick and fluffy.
If I make this cowl again – I probably will, but with more than just the linen stitch pattern incorporated – I think I’ll crochet it flat and then join it together invisibly. The instructions tell you to work on it in the round but this creates a jog because of the starting chain. I didn’t like the way it looked following the directions as they were so I fiddled around with it and figured out a way to hide the jog a little bit better, crocheting round and round like on an amigurumi, without a joining slip stitch. All of this, though, could be eliminated by working on it flat and then sewing it together invisibly.
These two pieces of neck wear have been washed, dried, and put away in their “for the summer” plastic boxes with other woolly handmade garments and accessories, waiting for the approaching cold weather.
While I’m waiting for some crisp, fall air to hit me, I think I might try to update my Ravelry photos. I’ve been posting my knitting and crochet projects here but I haven’t added anything to my project library in ages. Mostly, I think I’ve been spoiled by the instant gratification I get from sharing my handiwork here. On Ravelry there isn’t a whole lot of interaction happening in my project gallery. On here, we’re all excited about each other’s stuff and we encourage each other. I can’t wait to see what you’re working on or what you’ve finished!