With another soccer tournament and another road trip, I packed up my yarn drum (I’d forgotten I had bought that from Joann’s some time ago) with the colour combinations for scarves. Feeling overly optimistic that I would get a lot of yarn time during the trip, I packed colour combinations for four states – West Virginia, Texas/Utah, Vermont, and South Dakota.
I had started on the hash marks scarf already (see previous post), and since I knit slow, I brought that along to hopefully add more length to it. It’s coming along nicely, although I’ve frogged a couple rows every now and then because I lose count …. But in the process, I discover another pattern so now I can’t wait to start another one with the ‘newly-discovered’ pattern! Here’s what it looks like so far.
Vermont had asked for a combination of black, grey, and white. There’s a Red Heart color Zebra, so I got a skein to try it out. I think the grey is a little too light, otherwise it looks good with this crochet moss stitch pattern. I finished the skein before we reached Virginia, and this is how it turned out. I like how this variegated colors make up a pattern on its own. Although now I have to match the color strands on the second skein, so that the pattern continues. Hope I can do that.
I haven’t started on the amethyst and gold yet for South Dakota. I’m saving that for the drive home and still looking for a nice, easy crochet pattern I can work with. I was thinking of some sort of tapestry moss stitch and have been experimenting on it, but so far it hasn’t turned out the way I like. It might just end up as another moss stitch scarf, but that’s okay … There’s more yarn for other scarves to make !