Toque.

I am Canadian.
I am not afraid of blistering winds or walking through knee deep snow.
I take such joy in the first snowfall.
I am honestly upset when spring comes around.
I love winter.

But I do make sure to bundle up when I am out there, and my new toque made with Caron Simply Soft and Loops & Threads Soft and Shiny will sure help me out.

I have no pattern for this one. It took me a loooong time to figure out this hat. Previous versions of it had to be ripped apart several times, until I finally figured it all out.


But if I ever find the time, I will write the pattern out. I mean what else is Christmas break for if not to crochet?

Hopefully it inspires your own projects!

--Bee

Handmade Holidays: Granny Infinity Scarf

A Few Happy Things:
1. It snowed this week.
2. Which meant it was time for a new beanie
3. The semester is almost over.
4. One month until Christmas.
5. I made a great big and wonderfully chunky infinity scarf!

Granny Infinity Scarf

I decided I needed a challenge. So I learned now to foundation single crochet, and started this scarf off with that. I used PurlBee's tips to start me off on this. 

Make a multiple of 3 sts. (I did 300). Join ends together with sl st to create a loop.

Granny Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as one dc), 1 dc into fist sc, [sk 2 sc, 3 dc into next sc] across. Join first dc to last dc. Turn 
Granny Row 2-12: Ch 3, *3 dc into next space between dc groups. Repeat around. Join first st to last with sl st, turn.
Last row: Sc in each dc around. Join first sc to last sc. Fasten Off.


I really enjoyed making this. It was so easy I didn't need to pay close attention to what I was crocheting and could read my class lecture notes at the same time. There will probably be several more of these cozy scarves in my future! 


Happy Crocheting! 

--Bee

Colours

I have been thinking a lot about a huge sampler granny square blanket. It has been sneaking its way into all of my thoughts, whether I am 'focused' on my Statistics textbook, driving to work, or catching up on Pinterest.

While I would consider myself an experienced crocheter, I am definitely not good at choosing colour combinations. Even in my wardrobe, I stick with the easy, risk-free neutrals. Neons, pinks, oranges, yellows and most reds and greens scare me, and I always revert back to my brown/ grey/ navy/ black/ white comfort-zone.

I visualize me using my future massive blanket on my future married, successful career and family self's bed. I want it to have classic, colours that will go with any colour scheme. But, because it will be a "Sample" granny square blanket (meaning almost every square will be unrepeated), it will be kind of quirky anyway. So there should be some sort of surprising colour, no? I should maybe take some colour risks?

In other words, I am very confused about my feelings towards colour choices. 

Some Considerations:

THE COMFORTABLE:


These just feel so cozy and warm...

THE POP:





I like the pop that coral and teal bring to those simple, neutral, comfortable colours. Mustard brings such warmth. Like honey in tea.

THE TWIST:





These are mostly in that comfortable category, but bring in a different interest. The second, for example, is warm and easy for me to like, but in purple, which I wouldn't normally lean towards.


Any suggestions? Any tips on what you do to chose colour combinations? Creativity in colour confuses me. 

I hope your having a great week! 

--Bee

Pictures taken from crejjtion, design seeds, and some unknown sources that can be found on my Pinterest board 

In Progress!

Any guesses as to what these pretty lace squares will be? 

Have a great weekend! 

--Bee :) 

"To remember is to work for peace."