TGIF! Gotta love Fridays. Fridays just feel so exciting and festive. There's so much potential and so much fun to be had. Are you going to have some fun with crochet this weekend? I know I am! Adrienne, the creator of today's Remix Friday project, sure knows how to have fun. She worked up a new spin on a great pattern that really brings out its flavor.
name is Adrienne and I'm a Maker. By day I guide faculty in teaching
& learning with technology and brainstorm ways to innovate in the
classroom. By night, I make things: knitting, crocheting, jewelry,
Arduino, refinishing old furniture, Modge-Podging old surfaces, modular
origami, and baking new recipes."
The Original Pattern
Nancy's Waves Scarf by Cori Dodds
found the yarn first. It reminded me of these wooden Mexican beads I found
at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. It's a sock weight and I had no
idea what to do with it, but knew I wanted a scarf. I've made numerous
versions of this, I prefer it thicker width (the yarn doesn't block at
all and pulls inward after just a few minutes wearing it.) I've given
all mine away as gifts, time to make another! I hoarded the yarn ---
bought up some 50 skeins when it was on sale at JoAnn! I also bought up
a bunch of the beads (Blue Moon). Eventually I might make a few to sell
original pattern has the waves going horizontal. I really liked the
idea of vertical waves, elongating the look. I also wanted to add silver
beads. The other alteration was the fringe, my very own design! Took me
AGES to figure out the fringe I wanted...I don't remember how I came up
with this...I may have seen something and tried to copy it. The varied
length fringe bits make it really fun and really make the scarf. It's
the fringe people compliment me on!"
Crochet is... "Perfect
project cycle. Seriously - during the day I can have projects last
months and months (if not years). A crochet project is the perfect cycle
and it's rewarding to finish."
So pretty! I love the extra sparkle added by the silver beads and the vibrant color of the yarn. Thanks for sharing your lovely scarf with us, Adrienne!