Happy Groundhog Day! Our Wiarton Willy predicted another six weeks of winter, but as we really haven't had much of winter weather to start with I think we are all OK with that. My latest crochet project will come in handy just in case though...
You all know I love a good thrift store visit, and if I find yarn there then all the better. A few weeks ago I found a bag of burgundy tweed Sirdar yarn: six skeins; made in England, 100% wool, for five dollars. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but I knew it had to come home with me. I mean five dollars?! I would have been crazy not to!
I figured I would use it for some of the charity crochet I do around Christmas time, but then it turned out it had all the same colours as Mr. Crafty World's winter jacket. Mr Crafty World is also in need of a new hat, so this is how I spent my weekend:
I used two skeins for the hat: a simple beanie hat made long enough to turn up in double crochet.
With the leftovers I made the scarf, again in double crochet. I knew I would not have enough of the tweed to make a long enough scarf, so I used a grey wool from Iceland I had previously found in the clearance bin of my local yarn shop for two dollars.
Mr. Crafty World loves it: he has been wearing the hat everyday. I loved hooking away the weekend and using up yarn from the stash. We both love that the entire project cost seven dollars. It was a win, win project: the best kind!
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