A couple of days ago, I started crocheting a ruana type wrap from the blog, Your Everyday Heirlooms. It’s called the Boho Cozy Wrap and is basically a rectangle with a split in it so that the back is all one piece and the front is divided. I had the link in here, lost it, and now I can’t seem to add it…Grrrr! (ETA: link now added)
I grabbed all my worsted weight yarn, all three bags of it, took out the cream, and started in on it. I have made mine larger, a decision which I may come to regret if the thing ends up dragging close to the floor! Instead of 142 chain, I started with about 200. It’s just half doubles back and forth and to contain the randomness a little I’m using regular(ish) stripes of a tweedy green and a black.
Two days of crocheting have yielded a piece that’s 73″ long by 7.5″ wide. It’s actually a perfect scarf size right now. I’m second-guessing my choice to leave in the yellow and pale green (the latter is showing as a very obvious bright strip in the photo) so now I wonder whether I should just continue to make a solid rectangle and call it a blanket.
I don’t know if I’ll wear it out and about with the current colour combo though I am of the opinion that the more colours you put together the less any one of them will stand out as not fitting in.
I don’t have to decide yet though. There are 20 rows done and at least 20 more to go until the instructions for the neck division so I shall mull it over as I crochet.
Nice idea for cleaning out your yarn stash 🙂 I think the black is doing a good job keeping the colors together.
Dear One, I am trying to follow the wrap experience but am having trouble keeping up! Please come next week and we will do the flash drive and try to re-organize my computer life. MOST IMPORTANT – How about a concert at St.Michaels on Sunday, the 6th of December. Merv and I would treat your family to the “Harps & Flutes “ program and then go around to the Yacht Club for refreshments. I know you have probably seen it, but the finished Yacht Club is truly impressive. Even have a stroll around the lakefront for more fun. IF this is not agreeable from your end, please let me know what we can do that you all would enjoy and love on US Thanksgiving. Don’t ask about CoCo, please…..and more love, J.
That’s a great project for using up yarn. I see more and more people wearing these sorts of wraps now. Finally the shawls and wraps I’ve made over the years are coming into fashion.