It is Labor Day here in the US and I am loving every minute of being home today. I love working with my delayed children but a day off is so nice every once in a while. Yesterday I spent a little time on a scarf. I had gone to JoAnn's Fabric and Crafts to buy some yarn for my youngest sons blanket. (More on that later). And I found this very fun pom pom yarn. I had a coupon for 40% off and so I bought it on a whim. I am really not a novelty yarn buyer but this was so much fun.
The yarn is Red Heart Pomp a Doodle, in the color African Violet. It is 54 yards of string and pom poms. I used size 10 1/2 needles, cast on 11 stitches and knit for less than two hours before I had a finished scarf. It is very soft and quite yummy. You only knit the string portion of the yarn and let the pom poms fall wherever they want. Fun, fun, fun.
Sorry my close up is a bit foggy. When I take pictures outside so you can see the real colors of the yarn my lens fogs up......Florida is a very humid place.
I really went to JoAnn's to pick up more yarn for this. My youngest son has wanted a blanket for a while. I made his brother the Big Red Monster blanket last year and truly wanted to rip my hair out with the boredom of it. He likes it so that is the main thing, but the thought of another blanket just wasn't all that appealing.
But Mom can't do something for one child and not the other so I decided to take the plunge. My son wanted brown, so it would feel like he was wrapped in chocolate. A lovely thought I might say, so I went to a very reliable yarn that I have used for baby blankets and small purses, the famous Lion Brand Yarn Nature's Choice Organic Cotton. I chained 129 stitches and got to work.
There is just one small thing I forgot. Crochet is a huge suck up of yarn. And I mean HUGE. I have already used 5 skeins of yarn and am at a measly 11 inches. My son is rounding out at 5'10", with a potential of several more. I think I may be broke before this baby is done. There is a bright spot in this expensive story. JoAnn's usually has a coupon in the paper every week, and I usually get one mailed to me. They are accepting Michael's coupons too, so that means about three coupons a week at 40% off. I envision lots and lots of trips to the store for yarn before this is done. Any guess on how many skeins it is going to take before I am finished?
Hope you are having a lovely Monday.