Yesterday I decided to do what I could to finish the Road Trip scarf I had begun work on.
I was using Preminer Yarns Peaches and Cream Pop color way which consists of a peachy off-white, peach, and pink. When I had run out of yarn from the first skein, I was crocheting with the pink, and I decided that rather than switching to the next color in the sequence (the peachy off-white) I wanted to continue and finish with the pink.
The center of the skein starts with the peachy off-white which is then followed by peach:
Getting to the pink was not going to be easy, and had the potential to be very messy and result in a tangled skein of yarn.
I needed a solution, and the solution I hit on was to wind the yarn around a nostepinne that would allow me to get to the pink while keeping the peachy off-white and peach tidy and in the same order they were in on the skein.
Using an empty M&M container I had purchased just for this purpose:
I secured the tail end of the inside of the skein by clamping it in the lid of the M&Ms container and began winding the yarn.
Soon I had all of the peachy off-white wound around the nostepinne:
Happy with my progress, I continued winding the peach until I reached the pink:
Having reached the color I wanted to use, I cut the yarn where the peach met the pink, got out my 5.5 mm hook, and finished crocheting the scarf, opting for a simpler, less bulky edge than the one called for in the original pattern:
Then I laid out the scarf an made a few six-flowers as a starting point for tricking it out:
Satisfied with my progress on the scarf, I then turned my attention to the partially completed power flower motifs that have captivated me and won’t let me go.
I finished work on four them:
and then got this group photo of some of the motifs I have manage to finish:
Then, with the sun about to set on my day, I got out three nostepinnes:
and made this video:
which resulted in this cute little center pull skein of Red Heart Super Saver grape fizz:
As with so many of my crochet adventures, I don’t know exactly where this adventure will lead, but I will continue to follow the path head of me, one stitch at a time.
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WOW Leslie… while much of this video your hands were not centered in the viewing area, I was able for the first time to make sense of how to wind in this manner since all previous attempts on my own were not to my satisfaction!!! I do have a flat ball winder that makes wonderful cakes but there are times when I am not at home and have always wanted to learn this method!!! Thanx for the wonderful tutorial and Have a Blessed Good Thanksgiving. (Hope Clooney enjoyed his walk!!!
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