I'm warming up with a Grand Marnier hot chocolate as I type this, so be warned. Typos may abound.
Since making a hat and scarf for Eliot, Aidin decided she needed a new hat and scarf as well. Nevermind that she already has three or four hat/scarf combinations floating around. She needed something NEW to go with her NEW winter coat, scored at Old Navy for half price.
She's a girl after my own heart.
I used the same hat pattern as I did for Eliot's hat, but left off the earflaps. She is evidently too cool for earflaps. The pattern came from the book Kids Crochet: Projects for Kids of All Ages. It is a great introductory book and is illustrated by Lena Corwin. I like this book so much that I used up my limit for re-checking at the library and now it is on my Christmas list. The hat pattern is very simple and works up quickly - like two episodes of the X-Files on Netflix easy. I don't know what the yarn was but it was bulky and soft and came from Michaels. I used a solid aqua and a variegated blue/green/aqua.
For the scarf, I had seen this one in a catalogue and thought, "How hard can it be?" Not hard at all, it turns out. I chained 15 and then joined it in a ring and single crocheted three rounds for each link. It did take forever to weave in the ends, but another episode of the X-Files and I was done.
She likes it and I had fun making it, so double success in my book.
Less successful, my daily blogging this month. Ah, well. NaBloPloMo did get me back in the swing, and for that I'm thankful.
Catch you next month. Or tomorrow. Or whatever. xxoo