New Scarf and LYS Closing

Bradferd's picture

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.


MMario's picture

Next step after the front

Next step after the front post and back post stitches is to do crocheted CABLES .......*grin* or at least they were required for the cabled crochet patterns I used to use for afghans.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very lovely work, Brady. I

Very lovely work, Brady. I really should get back to crochet items for gifts. Scarves are nice and quick and appreciated. It would be a good project when I need a break from knitting. I never made it to Purls of Wisdom, even though it was on my list of places to go if I spent any length of time in Denver. Just one of those things. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Bradferd's picture

I still love that yarn shop

I still love that yarn shop up there in Casper. I will get back one day. I tell ya!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Glad to know that. If you

Glad to know that. If you are here on a Tuesday evening, we usually have on "open knitting night" that you are more than welcome to join in on. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

michaelpthompson's picture

Great looking scarf. I

Great looking scarf. I started a new scarf last night, but I tore it all out three times, and now it's in a ball on the table. For one thing, it took me three tries to learn how to get yarn off those twisted skeins. I guess I've never been high class enough for those. I'm used to the kind that pull out from the middle. After rolling all that into a ball by hand I've decided I really need one of those yarn ball rollers if I do this regularly.

It was such a simple scarf too, just straight stockinette stitch, but then I discovered I had dropped several stitches on the edge a couple of feet ago, so I decided to start over fresh. Too bad too, I could have used it during the snowstorm that hit us today.

Anyway Bradferd, yours is lovely.

Bradferd's picture

I tell you, get yourself a

I tell you, get yourself a thing of tinker toys and build yourself a thing that twirls around so that you can wind it off the skein. It is a cheap swift and will help you with balling up your yarn.

mwkbloom's picture

Bradferd: What book is the

Bradferd: What book is the scarf pattern from? I like the design, and it would be great for stash busting.

Bradferd's picture

Um... One of these books I

Um... One of these books I have... :) I added you as a friend on Ravelry and will post it there under the projects. I need to do that so I don't forget it.

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Bradferd's picture

You can also see it at the

You can also see it at the MSKR... :) That way you get to feel it. :)

Tom Hart's picture

Brady, I’m liking that

Brady, I’m liking that scarf a lot. Beautiful work. The colors are very rich. Really well done. I've done some of that front post/back post crochet too. You're right: the hardest part is understanding the concept. But once you're past that you're home free. Beautiful scarf. Beautiful yarn.

Bradferd's picture

It was easier than I

It was easier than I thought. I will do some more in some other applications. It adds some great texture.

bobshome's picture

My favorite color

My favorite color combination. The pattern is beautiful and textural.

Bradferd's picture

I wasn't sure if the pattern

I wasn't sure if the pattern was going to turn out the way I wanted. I think the yarn makes it work. It shines and reflects the pattern well.

asbrigida's picture

The scarf looks great.

The scarf looks great.

TheKnittingMill's picture

I love the scarf! The

I love the scarf! The colors are awesome and show great contrast!

Bradferd's picture

I have to say, I love the

I have to say, I love the blue. I hate the rusty orange. I have never really cared for the color, but the person I am making it for loves it. All in all, I think it looks great.

Buzzboy's picture

Bradferd, I agree with Bill.

Bradferd, I agree with Bill. Cables are not that hard. I did the Irish Hiking Scarf as one of my first projects. I really enjoyed it. Glad to hear you got some good bargains also.


Bradferd's picture

I may have to look that up

I may have to look that up and try it.

Bill's picture will be will be amazed when you discover how easy cables are...(grin)

Bradferd's picture

Oh... I am quite sure it

Oh... I am quite sure it is... Just need to sit down and do it one day when I have a span of undivided attention.

Bill's picture

Bradferd, it will take you

Bradferd, it will take you two minutes to learn to do a basic cable...and you'll wonder why you didn't do them ages ago...(grin)