08 September 2015

Purple and White Winter Set

Today's show and tell is for a purple and white hat and scarf. At a Roses discount store, I found a skein of "Team Spirit," by Red Heart, as a special purchase. There was only 1 skein but I liked the colors so the yarn hoarder in me quickly grabbed the yarn and threw it in my cart. I decided to use this yarn to make a scarf out of. The scarf is completely done out of single crochet. I did 2 rows of the "Team Spirit" and then 1 row of white. I only had a tiny ball leftover when I finished--good thing I mixed the white in with the "Team Spirit." Then, I made a hat out of white and I had a small ball of purple leftover from another project and the purples matched! So, here's the finished projects:

I'm really happy with the design the yarn took on in the scarf. I am not happy with the yarn itself because it is scratchy and stiff. I will wash these items with vinegar in the wash water and use a good fabric softener in the rinse to soften the yarn.

I'm still churning out my Christmas projects. My current project is a supersize pair of slippers for a man. For me, finding a pattern and colors to use for a man aren't very easy. For a few years, my ideas for the colors I used for men's slippers were based on plaid flannel shirts I'd seen. Strange, I know but the men in my family are very traditional with their clothing. As a matter of fact, my husband is "hooked" on the same style of Skecher tennis shoes/sneakers/whatchacallit shoes and I have to go to Amazon to find them. Actually, I should be happy because he did change styles about 3 years ago and prior to that he was stuck on the traditional style of Reeboks for over 20 years. He's becoming more stylish in his old age. 

This is all I have for now. I hope to have a few more finished projects to share with you in a day or 2. Take care my friends.


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