A couple Saturdays ago, I was in my local Joanns (my local one is a super store, which means it just has more variety of EVERYTHING), minding my own business, browsing the yarn (which is dangerous anyway), and I come across one of their free pattern leaflets.
That's when I met Doris and I knew that I had to make her, same yarn as the pattern showed and everything. (The picture they used is plastered all over Caron's website for Vickie Howell, who I now love)
Meet my Doris:
Details, details, details:
- I used NaturallyCaron.com Country yarn in the color of Peacock (a very nice vibrant blue)
- I only used one skein, and I had a little ball left over
- The pattern used is Doris by Vickie Howell
- The pattern calls for about 70 rows before the ruffles are added, but I did about 115 rows because I like to wear my scarves folded in half like above
- It ended up being about 4"x50"
- I used my Denim blazer for the 3rd time to model a scarf. It might become a trend :-)
Next up, my Not So Daisy Pot Holders!
Remember these? My Daisy Pot Holders:
Well I did the pattern again, but with different colors and different flowers. The end result?
Not So Daisy Pot Holders:
Again, I know everyone likes details (actually it might just be me, I keep track of sooooo many details):
- Lily Sugar'n Cream yarn, Velvet Orchid, Hot Pink, and Hot Purple
- Half a skein of the Velvet Orchid maybe and less of the other two
- This Pot Holder pattern by Lily Sugar'n Cream: Pot Holders
So, what do you think? Did you ever have an impulse buy like that and instantly start the project?
I love scarves, anybody know of a good scarf book? I have a stitch encyclopedia that has been good inspiration for scarves, but I was wondering if there's a just scarf book out there.
Ps. I'll update soon with a better picture of the Not So Daisy Potholders. --- Updated