It really is the little things that are important. Yesterday my day was made when I signed on to Ravelry and I realized I had one message. It had been sitting there for a few days, but since I never expected to get mail, I never looked.
What is Ravelry? It’s the site that created my crochet addiction. Everything you need to be inspired is there. If you are a member, you know what I mean. It’s a must if you do anything with yarn. There is a very active community constantly uploading patterns, yarns, and chatting about anything and everything.
I was 3 months into my crochet craze when I spotted a multi color Red Heart Soft skein and immediately I thought of a botanist friend who loves to garden. Turns out the colorway is Garden. I knew I had to make her something. Right next to it was a free pattern for the Bright Stripes Scarf by Red Heart Design Team. It is a great beginner pattern because it makes you feel like you are doing much more than just single crochet. I particularly like the use of the overlapping treble crochet. I only used two colors (they recommend four) and added a few more rows of single crochet to make it wider.
The Red Heart Design asked me if they could feature my version on their pattern page. I was (and still am) on cloud nine. It might not mean much to some, but at least someone liked my design. [The truthful caveat is that there are only one or two other completed projects, but they still chose mine! :)]
I am inspired to keep trying and maybe someday I will be creating my own designs.
Projects never end. They just keep getting bigger. You can’t just have a scarf. You know you need to have a hat and gloves too. Next to tackle are the fingerless gloves!