My First Feature!
- Buy yarn. This is where you get to be fancy.
- Decide how wide you want your scarf. This will change with the yarn you use.
- Start your chain
- Double Crochet until the first ball is gone. If it’s too short add some from the second ball.
- Add something fun to finish it off. Tassels, fringe or even pompoms.This is why you needed 2 skeins.
This is the yarn that started it all. My super fluffy blue scarf of fun is made from Homespun (Montana Sky). I used Mixed Berries and Pearls for the Christmas Scarves. One skein makes a decent scarf. I used half-double crochet for the white one, the scarf ended up being quite a bit shorter.
The colors are pretty limited and the yarn is on the expensive side. I found it cheapest at Michael’s on sale for $4. Regular price at Joanns was around $7 dollars.
Country Loom by Loops and Threads
I’ve only made some scarf from this, it crocheted really easily, sometimes with nubby yarn you get the hook stuck in the yarn, didn’t happen with this one. I used the Hollyhock color, a really pretty true red with golds in it. I wasn’t crazy about it before I crocheted it but the color really came out once it was in scarf form. There are lots of pretty colors, I’m thinking I might need one from Solarium color. This made a thicker scarf than the homespun which was nice for the frigid winters her in good old CNY. Only available at Michael’s, it’s been on sale the last few times I’ve been in.
One ball isn’t enough for a scarf, not even close. I’d cut what fringe/tassles/flowers/decorations you want first and then use up the rest of the second ball on the scarf. Cuts down on the extra mini-yarn balls left rolling around the craftroom
This is my beautiful boy, Gobbles. He is a 1 1/2 year old Royal Palm turkey. We currently have 13 RPs. We started out June 2010 with 22 turkey poults. 11 RP and 11 Bourbon Red. In the end we lost one poult, 2 went to friends of mine, 14 went…. in the freezer and 5 stayed with us.
|A younger Gobbles and his four ladies.|
I’ve been through a lot with these critters. They started out as day old poults in my mom’s garage. They moved with Mike and I to the small house we rented. Then finally with us to our new home. They predate the cows, chickens, ducks and alpacas.
Checking out the chickens. We keep the chickens separate for health reasons. It’s also the reason we may be discontinuing our turkey raising. He was really interested in the white ones.
|Mean looking hen sitting on some eggs|
We had some hens pretty serious about brooding but they never hatched anything.
We did a bit better with the incubator. These are freshly hatched. Turkeys are notoriously hard to breed, low fertility and hatch rate makes this a pretty good turn out for first timers. We hatched 15 but lost a bunch to unknown causes. We ended up with 8 to raise for… the freezer.
Another picture of my pretty man. Ignore his broken tail, it’s grown back now but I can’t find a better picture.
Aside from a talent show in high school, I’ve never won anything. Not contests or giveaways or lottery tickets. Today thanks to Space 46 my luck is changing! Please, please check out Space 46, she has some fantastic projects and the best inspiration pics ever. I’m in love with her Jewelry Hooks. I’m so happy and flattered and excited to say that she passed the Versatile Blogger award on to me! This must be how it feels to win an Academy Award! ok, maybe not quite, but I am soooo excited!
- Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to the blog in your post
- Share seven things about yourself
- Pass the award into 10 recently discovered blog
- I have my BS in Wildlife Science
- I have one sister, possibly the least creative person ever
- I started belly dancing when I was 14
- Chickens make me happy
- I have a really good memory
- My dad died when I was 16, 7 years ago today
- I love the smell of a horse barn
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3. My Life is a Stitch
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6. Finding Secret Treasures
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