Pattern link and a new WIP

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The Rags to Riches fingerless mitts which I posted about a few days ago do have a pattern page on the blog, Spruce and Salsify, and here’s a link. 

I didn’t realize until yesterday that the pattern had already been published.

I spent a couple of tense days without a hook in my hand, wondering what I would make next. (I confess, it truly is an addiction!) I wanted something chunky that I could make fast, so last night I pulled out my container of scraps (small balls about 5 grams or less) and a 7mm hook and starting crocheting with three strands of yarn together.

I’m making a scrap basket to hold more scraps – how holistic is that?! The hooking can be a bit hard on the hands with this firm a tension but I do want the sides to stand up on their own.

This is the progress so far…

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It’s all single crochet (or double if you’re in the UK). It’s amazing how random fibres and colours can become a cohesive whole when mixed this way. The purple is banana fibre, the white is cotton, the rest mostly acrylic, and I’m just adding in another yarn when one runs out, so there are no hard colour changes.

I am very grateful for this day and for you, my dear readers.

 

4 responses »

  1. It is rough and over spun and nothing like bamboo! I just bought it on a whim a few years ago when I saw it in a store full of exotic imports. Wouldn’t buy it again!

  2. I also need to come up with something to do with all my scrape yarn. A basket is a great idea!

  3. I was just desperate to make something and my ravelry search for super bulky projects wasn’t giving me much inspiration except I was drawn to the chunky basket/bags that some people make with T shirt yarn.

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