I am working on a few different crochet projects this week but I wanted to make sure that I took the time to share one I had finished a little while ago but never got around to posting. It’s the two scarves that I made for Scarves for Special Olympics. I didn’t get mine done in time to send them to Northern California like I had planned so I sent them to Alaska instead. I recently received my letter from them thanking me for my participation and that reminded me that I hadn’t posted the pictures of the two scarves here yet.
What I think is interesting about these two projects is that they are both scarves that are made in the same size and using the exact same yarn but they look completely different. That’s true of all of the scarves that people make for the project – the same but different. I think it’s a great project for challenging yourself to try new techniques, play with new designs and come up with a creative way to make a unique item.
As for mine, the first one was done to explore my love of bobbles. I know that the bobble stitch isn’t for everyone. A lot of people don’t like it at all. But I adore it. I think it’s fun and funky and I love the texture and I wanted to play with it. I didn’t like the way that it looked without an edge around it, though, so I added the edge. And clearly I alternated the blue and turqua, using more blue because the turqua bobbles were a little bit gaudy even for me.
The second scarf was the first time that I really explored how to crochet with two different yarns at the same time. I wanted to get used to that so I just did a repeating stitch over and over that way to see what it would look like. I like the results and actually ended up doing more colorwork like that in a couple of projects after that.
So, better late than never, there’s the scarves I did for Special Olympics this year!