day two, in which I cheat

That is not, in fact, a knitted thing but rather a crocheted thing. I can’t remember the name of the pattern, something like Dragon Wing I think, or anything about the yarn other than it’s sock yarn and super soft.

Not much else to say today. Things around here are weird, which is becoming the new normal. Good thing I thrive on this nonsense.

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the super secret scarf

One of my besties at work has a birthday this month. She’s super stylish and appreciates that I like to make things for my friends. I wanted to do something unique for her and I wanted to try to do it using supplies I had on hand. This is the result.

I used a single ball of Lion Brand’s Mandala in the Chimera colorway and a size J hook. I started by making the decision to crochet this instead of knitting it because I can crochet a whole lot faster. I started the project on January 6th and finished on January 10th. This is much more of a recipe than a pattern.

I made a chain nice a long and then gave it a half twist when I joined it into a circle. The whole thing is one piece with no seams. The only slightly join-y bit is right here where the first pass meets itself.

This is where you kind of have to take my word for it that this will work. Chain 3, double crochet in the same space, and then double crochet all the way around. (how to explain going along the bottom of the chain?) When you reach the beginning, join with a slip stitch to the top of your first double crochet. From that point on there is no turning of the work, you’ll continue to double crochet in one straight line that just happens to be very much like a Mobius strip.

Because there’s no turning the colors end up striping on both sides of the scarf which I think is a nice touch.

At any rate, she loves it. She actually put it on immediately and wore it all day. ❤