I figure I'd do more good with $50 worth of yarn (though I've spent less than that so far) than if I just made a $50 donation, so I asked the NTAFund people what colors I should use and they recommended the red, green and blue of their website. So I went out and bought yarn. I have two sets each of these:
And I have this medium shade of red:
...and it is red, though the flash makes it look orangey. I couldn't find blue and green in the same intensity so I'm off to the Caron website in the hope that they make the right colors in Simply Soft.
Time to get to work! I'll make both ruffled and flat scarves. Since they're for a good cause the ruffled scarves will be $30 and the flat ones will be $15.
We left Alaska the Friday before last and arrived in Syracuse on Saturday afternoon (or morning...I was pretty out of it after all that flying and layover-ing), and we've been at Fort Drum, NY now for about a week and a half. There are some things I'm really liking and a bunch of stuff that's really irksome (but I'll save that for my new-ish new home blog, Army Issue Crackerbox).
And I've been doing a lot of crocheting lately. There's a booth at the PX of knitted and crocheted goods and I talked to the lady who runs it about selling my stuff there. We decided that I would "wholesale" stuff to her instead of waiting for a sale and then her and the PX getting their 20% each commission. I'm making less money this way but I am still making a profit, and with all we're having to pay for out of pocket here every little bit helps. I'll post pictures sometime this week or next week.
This is similar to the olive-colored scarf, except instead of the double-treble three times for a big ruffle, I went for a more subtle ruffle by going around the rectangle with 2 dc in each dc, even along the small sides, and what I'm working on now for the third "round" is going over with just 1 dc in each dc so it's a big but subtle ruffle.
Another drawstring bag along the basic lines of the other drawstring bags (Ya, I'm on a bit of a easy cute things kick), except this one has rows of fillet crochet and it alternates between green and blue Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn (seriously, I want a commission :P), and the bottom is a square. It was originally going to be a macrame-type container for an origami box made from not-quite-cardstock scrapbooking paper.
I love projects that can be made using the gray hook, the kind that sometimes comes with a bigger blue hook. I'm not sure what letter it is.
What do you think, should I add a gauzy (white, probably) fabric to line the inside so it's better able to hold small things like coins that fall to the bottom of one's bag?
This one was really quick to make so I didn't take pictures mid-project. I used the same basic pattern as with my other drawstring bags, except this one was done with three yearns--red, orange, and yellow Red Heart Super Saver yarn--at once.
I'm not using a pattern, but if you want to do your own in this style, just made a loooong chain, then double crocheted around both sides, then at each end I'd dc 2, ch 2, dc 4, ch 2, and dc 2 all in the top loop, and at that point you've got a loooong rectangle. I tied off and on each side I'll be "triple-crocheting" by my definition, which means wrapping around the hook three times instead of one like you'd do to double crochet.
So it's look like |-///- .
"Wrong" side. Am I the only person who likes the "wrong" side better?
I'm not using a pattern for this, just made a loooong chain, then double crocheted around both sides, then at each end I'd dc 2, ch 2, dc 4, ch 2, and dc 2 all in the top loop, and at that point you've got a loooong rectangle. I tied off and on each side I'll be "triple-crocheting" by my definition, which means wrapping around the hook three times instead of one like you'd do to double crochet.
So it's look like |-///- . (Eep, looks kinda like a syringe. :P)