Monday, March 2, 2009

2009 - Year of The Scarf





I read Angie Smith's blog frequently and linked over to Rach's blog at some point and saw this Year of The Scarf button on her blog which I clicked on and it brought me to Rachel's blog, who is hosting the Year of the Scarf Bloggy Carnival which was inspired by Angie Smith. So I decided I wanted to participate in my very first Bloggy Carnival!! After all, I wear scarves. The one I'm wearing most often lately is shown in the picture below. And you know what? I made it! I crocheted it myself and it was one of the first things I ever crocheted.


When I was pregnant with my daughter Autumn, my water ruptured at 21 weeks so I was laid up in a hospital for 8 weeks holding her in while the medical staff prevented my labor! You can read that story here. Anyway, my friend's stepmom came by with a bunch of stuff for me to do to make time go by. She knew I liked to do crafts so she brought me a paint by number, an embroidery kit, and my very first crochet hook with some yarn. She taught me how to make a dishcloth and bought me a crochet book full of patterns! I fell in love with crochet. I made all kinds of things during those 8 weeks. Some of the things were a blanket for Autumn which she uses in her crib now, a blanket for Keaton which is on his bed and this gray scarf. I really love it because it's a really easy pattern for beginners and it's very versatile. I wear it indoors as well as out. Especially when I go somewhere indoors that I know is going to be cold from AC, it's the perfect in between of wearing a coat or not.
Be sure to come back tomorrow for my thoughts on Jason, Melissa, Molly, DeAnna and the whole Bachelor conspiracy fiasco!



12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

love your scarf!

thanks for stopping over at my blog. i actually don't think i have any of my crocheted scarves...i give all of my "nice" ones away as gifts. but i think this year i'll make a few more and maybe put them up on etsy or something? not sure...if i do find photos, i'll post 'em!

check out my 'crochet' tag for my posts...i have a crocheted bolero that i did in January you might be interested in. :-)

we were travling for 2 days and i made Tulip a cute little tank shirt...i'll post that sometime soon too. :-)

Beverlydru said...

My mom would be happy to adopt you- I have disapoointed her with my lack of needle skills. That's okay. Great scarf.

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

LOVE your hand made scarf!! Very neat! I would love to learn how to crochet.

I can also relate to some of what you went through with premature labor. My first pregnancy only lasted 25 weeks. We used to do alot with the March of Dimes too.

Fun visit! I'm glad you linked up and participated with the scarf carnival. :)

Rachel said...

Love your scarf! Thanks for linking to the pattern - I may have to try this :)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

What a great scarf - you look lovely! I only wish I had a little bit of creativity in me to learn how to crochet. :)

I saw in your profile that you will be married 7 years this June...us too! We were married on June 1st...and the years have flown by.

JenD said...

love that long skinny scarf...so cute and i love gray and black too!

Growin' with it! said...

nice to meet you april. i actually found you thru sara's spot. i have a pumpkin too *oct. 31st baby*! anyways, i have met more craftie people in blogland...it's starting to make me jealous. i don't even sew on a button. love the scarf!

Mandy said...

Love that scarf! I want one now! :-)

Jenny said...

Nice scarf, wish I could crochet, but I get too frustated. Thanks for the comment on my page:)

Rach@In His Hands said...

You do wonderful work!! Gorgeous scarf. I wish I that kind of talent. :-)

I'm happy that you're joining in on my Bachelor party - should be really fun!

Sue J. said...

I'm crafty, too, but I've yet to pick up those kinds of needles (cross-stitch and machine stuff is where I have spent my time). But I love the simple elegance that is in your scarf, and that it is handmade makes it all the more special! Thanks for the visit today....

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

I feel as though I am the worst Bloggy Carnival Hostess EVER!!! My internet is FINALLY back up so here is my long overdue comment...

I LOVE your scarf. I really like how thin it is. I have crocheted a little bit so maybe I will have to do one similar for myself.

Thank you so much for participating in my carnival!