I started another scarf the other night. I have been thinking about this one for some time. I was thinking of a different pattern for this yarn but I found this one in a book I have and decided to go with it. It has a back post and a front post double crochet. I haven’t done these stitches before, but now that I understand, it is rather easy.
This yarn looks and feels nice; soft and all that. There are two strands of it and frankly, it is a booger to work with as it likes to split. This is something I must be careful of when I pull the hook through or it will split.
Sunday night, I got an email from Purls of Wisdom. The store is closing. This is the closest yarn shop to me. Mind you, I do frequent about 4 different LYS if the need arises for me to yarn shop. Anyway, I went Monday and it was a zoo of suburbanite women looking for the 40% off deal. Of course, I was there looking over the books. I have started collecting books for my little library. I found two men’s sweater books, the son of stitch and b, and an Aran afghan book (cables look hard… but I will try. Someone said they are easy once you understand… I am sure it is.) I didn’t see any crochet books that I wanted. There was a granny square book. I’m not a huge fan of the square. But, I could see some possibilities with it. I did pick up some yarn. At 40% off, I couldn’t resist. One was a black alpaca mix that I must make a sweater with. The other is a blend of wool, alpaca, silk and modal? I think. Both are from the same company. I also picked up 3 Addi crochet hooks and two circular needles. I guess you can never have too much of these things. Plus, at 40% off… that is a deal. Or so I think. Anyway, I may go back Friday and see what else I can pick up. It is payday on Friday.