Cheating never felt so good

That’s four repeats of my new best friend. The yarn is Knit Picks Stroll Fingering in Koi Pond hand painted. I am in love with this shawl.

Lancelot is officially out of his apartment. It was the tiniest bit emotional, but totally good. There’s still some work to be done at the house but we’re making progress.

I suppose I should say something about all of the violence going on right now. I don’t condone violence of any kind. I’m not a religious person but I live by my own set of rules that seem in keeping with being a decent human. And I would like to ask, can we please all try to be kind to each other? Please?

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. ❤