I've been crocheting a lot!
Last week, my friend Nyan over at NyanPon's Knits and Crochet posted the cutest scarf pattern. I absolutely had to make it! She gives you the instructions for an average width scarf, but suggest that if you'd like a chunkier scarf you can double the foundation chain when you start. Chunkier scarf?! I am all over that! (Crossing my arms and nodding my head like I Dream of Jeannie) Done!
This was a perfect project for four reasons:
1. I already had the yarn (Bernat Handicrafter 100% cotton worsted weight yarn in Country Red) and hook (size H).
2. One of my friends has a birthday next month and I've been agonizing about what to make her. She'll love this.
3. Chunky scarves look really good on those of us that don't wear size 4 jeans. The proportions make us look good, especially if the scarf is a little long.
4. This pattern is fun and quick, even as large as I made mine. It's also a little brainless (in a really good way) which means you can crochet and watch a movie at the same time without worrying that the pattern will get all messed up.
The finished measurements of my scarf ended up being 16" wide by 84" (that's 7 feet long, peeps!). You, of course, wouldn't have to make yours this big. Or, you could make it even larger! I think I'm going to make a 2nd scarf this size for myself, and triple the foundation chain stitches (up to 60) and make a scarf/wrap. Perfect for SoCal winters!
Okay, so I have to tell you a funny story about the 'photo shoot' for this scarf. I don't look super happy in the picture, but I swear it's not the scarf (in fact, everyone who has seen the scarf 'in person' has wanted one)! It's the fact that it was 102 degrees out. Did you notice my dead lawn? It's reverting back to desert, people!!!
Also, that shirt was too hot. I had the perfect shirt on earlier, when I went to my oncology check-up (No sign of the lymphoma in my bloodwork! All my stats were normal. Yippee!), which was the one I wanted to wear for the picture. But I did something dumb involving dry shampoo and couldn't wear it...
Has Pinterest suckered you in to making your own dry shampoo yet? No? Give it time...
The only redeeming thing is that I was right. My hair did look really good afterwards, 'cause that stuff works really, really well...
Okay, Dynamos, go make some scarves and your own dry shampoo today!