Prior to my trip, I had purchased two skeins of yarn and a jumbo sized crochet hook.  The initial results were discouraging to say the least…out of practice, I suppose…and a little uninspired.  That is until Christmas day, when Reima presented me with a gloriously crocheted scarf of interesting pattern. (thanks Rei)

bluescarf

Delighted with my new gem, I was determined to replicate the intricate design.  You all know, I can’t follow a pattern to save my life, but after careful dissection, and hours of finger whittling work, I reign victorious!

greenscarf

Sadly, my yarn hails from a thicker variety, which may only be appropriate for two days out of the year in south Georgia.

80 degrees and i need a scarf

December 19, 2008

What would Christmas be without a little crafty fun time?  I don’t care if you could fry an egg on the sidewalk right now, I’m making a scarf…or two…or three…we’ll just see how motivated I get around here.  I might just take out the old sewing machine while I’m at it.

basketofyarn

Oh and do forgive me if my blog posts get to be a bit sparse in the days leading up to Christmas…here’s some exciting things to  look out for:

1.  a contest (prior to Christmas) where you, my loyal blog readers, will have the deciding vote…(you won’t wanna miss this!)

2.  a full line up of pet portraits to be displayed after the big hoorah

3.  a special painting for a special person…(gosh…I can’t stand to keep secrets!)

4.  and a few drunken holiday tales

Let the festivities begin!