In light of my recent stash acquisition, I have decided that it behooves me to focus my crochet efforts for the month of November on plowing through this past weekend’s purchase, and as I did I found a yarn that is perfect for another crochet temptation — a Queen Anne’s lace scarf.
As I sorted though the various and varied yarns in an attempt to put like with like, I realized that there are lessons to be learned from using what is in front of you, and I would like to learn those lessons.
I am particularly curious to find out if I can take these colors, not all of which are in my usual palette, and make items that still have whatever quality it is that makes my work identifiably mine.
I got a start on it today.
After I had made breakfast for my son, walked him to the bus stop, followed along as he once again went over the elements of the constellation Orion with me, I came back to the house, got my own breakfast, and then set to work on the stash bag I started yesterday with the vintage Lime dazzle aire from Caron®.
Once I had all of the pieces completed and ends woven in, I washed it, rolled it between dry towels, let it dry:
and then filled it with more of the vintage Caron® dazzle aire that was part of my purchase:
With the new stash bag completed and completely filled, I ran a few errands. The waiting in line at various stores gave me the opportunity to think about what I would do next, and what I decided was that I would take this yarn:
and use it to crochet the very popular “Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf”:
After I finished the first motif, I had a few false starts sorting out where I should make the slip stitches, but eventually, I got into the “crochet zone” and made substantive progress:
Tomorrow is a new day, and I expect that I just might be able to finish work on this scarf and move forward to the next crochet adventure in this stash down challenge, whatever it may be.