Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Possible New Project
Granted I haven't picked up a crochet hook in over 20 years, but I'm hopeful that I can make some sense of this easy, free crochet pattern for a cowl. My expectations are realistic & on the lower end in that I am just wanting something to help keep me warm at the horse barn. My sister was better at crocheting than I'll ever be, but surely I can do a bunch of single crochets (which is all this pattern is). I haven't started it yet, but I have my materials bought (hook & yarn - even bought the same dye lot - yeah me). Right now, with all the holiday madness, I'm trying not to start any new projects or start reading any new books (which is a tough challenge), but I'm ready when I do have the time. In hindsight, it would have been nice to be able to make a few of these for Christmas gifts - maybe next year. Is anyone planning on making their own Christmas gifts or returning to an old hobby? In all honesty - I really have no business restarting an old hobby - I can barely keep up with my life as it is - but something about this one project really calls to me (or is that my age?).
In case you wanted to try this free pattern - here's where I found it: http://www.kraemeryarns.com/patterns/ (scroll down to "Crochet" & you'll find it among several other free patterns, will open up in separate window as PDF). If you decide to try it - let me know how it turns out.
UPDATE: My sister beat me to this project & sent me a finished cowl in a tan color. I've enjoyed wearing it to the barn & it has helped keep me warmer (or maybe the warmer winter has helped too). I still intend to make this for myself, but it has obviously been pushed back on my to-do list.