I may or may not have spent my one free hour earlier this week popping to craft stores to purchase yarn. I’ve been trying to cut back on sugar lately and seem to have replaced my impulse candy purchases with impulse yarn purchases instead. One of my missions was to find some Lion Brand Color Wave yarn to try. I’ve seen lovely pooling with the playground and rainbow color ways but neither was in stock at my local JoAnn’s so I picked up the Ocean Drive one instead. I’m loving how these 80% acrylic/20% wool yarns feel.
Lion Brand Color Waves in Ocean Drive
This is how the color sequence ended up working for me. 1 Burgundy, 3 red, 5 orange/yellow, 3 pink, 6 turquoise/green.
Since this is a new scarf for Zoe. I’m experimenting with a half width scarf. To calculate the stitches, needed for the width of this scarf I totaled the stitches above (18) and divided by two (9). I crocheted 9 moss stitches starting with the turquoise – so 6 turquoise/green, 1 burgundy and 2 red then turned and crocheted row 2.
I’ve been working on ways to use up the occasional extra yarn. So here’s a variety of methods I tried.
1) Hint from the wonderful Marly Bird. “When you use a hdc, on the next row when you come to that hdc, instead of putting your stitch in the ch-1 space put it in the back loop of the stitch on the row below the ch-1 sp. that will get the hdc back in line ”
2) DIY everywhere tip to deal with extra yarn. Insert hook, YO, pull up a loop, YO, reinsert hook, YO, pull up a loop, pull through all four loops on hook.
3) Kate’s way. Insert hook, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through one loop on hook, reinsert hook, YO, pull up a loop, pull through all three loops on hook.
Finished this Thanksgiving morning. Just in time for Zoe to play in the snow in Minnesota.