If you’re all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Pattern: Simplify by Sally Beaty
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Shadows (100% acrylic), colorway Pearl Frost
The first thing I tried to crochet, after digesting my instruction book and feeling (for the first time) like I understood what crochet might be getting at, was a sampler scarf. But although I had no problem forming the stitches, I couldn’t keep the count even. So I abandoned rectangles and went to circles. Little tawashi flowers saved the day. I was able to practice and make items with a recognizable shape, not malformed or noticeably irregular.
You know I love scarves, though. I wanted to crochet a scarf. It was going to be a risky endeavor, because I still had no proof that I could crochet something that involved turning and going back the other way at the end of a row. So I pulled out some ancient acrylic for my scarf experiment.
I found out I don’t have a right-angle problem anymore.
Advantages to the crochet scarf:
Just double crochet and single crochet, row on top of row. Looking at the amazingly even rectangle that results makes me feel kind of like a magician. Out of my confusion about these hooks and loops a month ago, I’ve conjured a fabric. I think I’ve graduated out of practice mode.