PatienceThis is a lesson that I am still trying to learn! It has never been one of my strong suits, and right now it is being tested to the max. I have this fab idea in my head that I want to do. I have sketched, done some very rough estimates on the yarn yardage and it is a lot. Probably between 3 and 4 thousand yds of sport wt or maybe light DK wt yarn. That is a lot of yarn! But it is a substantial piece. And I really want to do it. But right this minute, that is cost prohibitive. But I can see it in my minds eye and I want to wear it! On top of that, I took pics of my latest project this morning, went to transfer to my computer, and the %$^^%$ batteries are dead. So now waiting for them to recharge. Patience, my child, patience.
So, to entertain myself a couple of evenings ago, I was flipping thru one of my Harmony guides and found some really cool motif patterns. I have never been real fond of motifs cuz you have to attach them somehow to each other to make anything. But a couple just kept drawing me back. So, I picked one and some really pretty wool fingering wt yarn that was gifted to me by a good friend and gave it a go. I was right. Attaching them to each other was the challenge. I tried sl st, sc, a faux braid and none of them gave the right look. Amazingly, the old stand-by, whipstitch, was just what this needed. The yarn I used made all the color variations seen in the scarf I think it turned out very pretty. Anyone want to test the pattern?
So, now I am playing with the other motif that was calling my name. I am also crocheting it in a beautiful hand dyed wool sock yarn gifted to me by the same friend. It has a different contruction than the first, so I am actually able to attach them in the crochet process, kind of a join as you go. Not sure where this is taking me yet, but it sure is a fun ride!