I have some finished projects but for the life of me I can't remember how many I have completed this year. I think I am at 42 and 43....but who knows at this point.
These circle scarves are all the rage, and I have to say I love them. The pattern is from People Webs. If you look on her side bar you will find a link to her patterns. I can't remember which of my blog friends found this first, if you are reading this let me know so I can give you credit. When I saw it I wanted to get busy right away. Well actually I did. I rummaged through my stash and found some Misti Cotton in this beautiful muted red color. I had bought two skeins a while back for 50% off so it was a great way to test this project.
The directions are pretty simple even though it took me a while to catch on. But once I did I was on a roll. I doubled up the yarn and used a size N crochet hook. I was only able to do two repeats of the pattern on the reddish scarf, but I think it is wide enough.
The grey scarf is made from The Irish Girls Merino Silk in the Dorian Grey colorway. I bought this yarn last week on my great yarn adventure down in Sarasota. Actually I bought it with this scarf in mind. Again I doubled the yarn and did about 2 1/2 repeats of the pattern. It is a bit stiffer than the cotton yarn, and I am not sure I am actually going to keep it in a circle. I may take it apart and use it just as a scarf. I'll have to try it and see.
I love scarves but I don't like things tooo tight around my neck. The pattern is beautiful enough for a circle scarf or just a regular scarf. So either way it is a win/win. I actually put it on last night right after I finished it. I have a cold and it felt so warm and cozy around my neck.
I watched the most amazing documentary last night on the Oprah Winfrey Network It was called Miss Representation a Sundance Film. It is about how women are undervalued, how our young girls and boys are routinely subject to women as sex objects and not intelligent people who make the world a better place. This is so prevalent in America it is scary. I'm not sure how it is around the world but I do know that the USA is far behind other countries as far as the ratio of women to men in politics, media, CEO's of major companies, etc. It is a sad state of affairs when women are slipping further away from equality as we progress in other areas. It gave me a lot to think about and discuss with my sons. I always try to help them understand that women are every bit as good as men (often much better in fact), and that they must treat the opposite sex with respect. The website for this amazing show is missrepresentation.org please give it a quick visit and if you get the chance to view the show I would highly recommend it.