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Second mitten complete, scarf begun!

(Note: This post was written by Laurel Regan and originally published in a separate blog called “Fibre Yarns”, which was later merged with Alphabet Salad.)

I have, amazingly enough, found time to crochet even in the middle of trying to sell our house! I guess it shouldn’t really surprise me, though – after all, having to clear out of the house for hours at a time for home showings, Open Houses, etc. gives one a lot of time to kill – and crocheting is a wonderful time-killing option!

I actually started the ribbing of the second mitten the other evening, then finished the rest of the project yesterday. I’m really pleased about it, as I was a little afraid that I’d never get around to making the second mitten and therefore never be able to say that my project was complete. Apparently I should have had more faith in myself!

So here’s a photo of the mittens, all ready to wear:


The pair of them took up almost all of the first ball of Patons Decor; however, as I mentioned in my previous entry, I picked up a second ball just in case I ran out and also to use for a matching scarf. I started the scarf yesterday, following the motif from this pattern and using a 5mm hook to make a skinny scarf.

Crocheting can be such a soothing way to spend time, almost meditative, with the bonus of ending up with a useable object. I’m so glad I’ve rediscovered it!

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.