scarf completed in Feb-Mar 2016
I used an E-hook, a single crochet stitch, and small, local alpaca yarn.
I started with a chain that was approx 21 inches long. Instead of connecting the chain into a mobius twist, I made one row of single crochet stitches first.
Then I twisted the crocheted yarn and connected the ends in a mobius twist.
The first yarn that I used was a charcoal color or a super dark brown. I crocheted around and around in the mobius twist until the color was over 4 inches wide.
Then I switched to a medium-grey yarn. I finished with a medium-warm, brown yarn.
The finished scarf is approximately 13 to 15 inches tall. It's a tight fit over the noggin. When around the neck, it's a snug, warm, comfortable fit. It will stretch out some, probably.
I should have started with a 23-inch long chain.
But I like it. I wore it birdwatching along the lakeshore on Sat, Mar 5, 2016. It was a raw day. Light snow fell while we were birdwatching at Metzger Marsh, ONWR, and Magee Marsh. It was foggy. Temp around 30 to 32 degrees. Light wind. This little scarf looks nice with the colors. It kept me warm.
I crocheted this scarf in multiple locations: northwest Ohio, southeast Ohio, and northern West Virginia.
In Toledo, I worked on it at home and at the first Pints and Purls fiber evening, held at the Black Cloister Brewing Company in February 2016. On the first Monday of each month, the BCBC hosts Pints and Purls. Here's an April 2016 Toledo Blade story.
I wore this scarf all day on Sat, May 14, 2016, which was a chilly, windy, overcast, raw day. These days occur sometimes in the first half of May in northwest Ohio, especially if the wind blows hard off of chilly Lake Erie.
On that day, I stood outside, next door at our neighbors for our combined garage sale weekend. It drizzled or rained lightly at times. Temps were in the low to mid 50s, but it felt colder, especially when standing around all day. I birdwatched. The birdwatching was very good. The migrating warblers like the oak trees.
I bought the dark yarn and the medium grey yarn from the Natural Fiber and Yarn Company, located in Grand Rapids, Ohio. Their store and their fiber mill are located in downtown Grand Rapids. The store owner maintains some of her alpacas on a farm near Ashland, Ohio, and some reside on her property near Grand Rapids. In December 2015, I was able to view the operation within the mill. I like watching how things get made.
I bought the warm brown yarn from Crafty Needle Yarns and Threads, located in Elmore, Ohio. This alpaca farmer resides in the Woodville, Ohio area.
The three yarns were on the small side, approximately sport or fine sport, number 2. I kept the crocheting simple, using only a single crochet stitch.
Sora - 2018-04-10T03:03:06Z