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Knitted Temperature Scarf: Completed!!

Today is the day ladies and gents that you get to see the completed project that I have been working on for 365 days. My Temperature Scarf!!

If you remember from my original post, I listed all the “rules” and then later on in April I decided to make three scarves instead of one huge long one! So I had January, February, March, and April on one. It was pretty chilly due to where I live, but with bursts of warmth randomly due to two different trips to some southern states. I had a darn troubling time trying to get it to lay flat, shown in my weird edges. I finally squared that away in my second scarf. It’s about 54″ long.

First Scarf

1st Temperature Scarf

May, June, July and August were the months of my second scarf and this scarf was much, much shorter due to garter stitch instead of stockinette. It was a lot warmer weather and actually fairly consistent. It was really a great reminder that our summers aren’t freezing even though we usually fuss that they are. This one is about 36″ long.

Second Scarf

2nd Temperature Scarf

 

September, October, November, and December make up the last third of the year and my last scarf!! There is a lot of blues in this section, which was to be expected, though the temperatures didn’t dip quite as low as the beginning of the year in January. My only issue with this third scarf is that I forgot to knit the white rows to divide November from December!! It was too far back for me to rip it all out, so I’ll just try to ignore that error. I did a different pattern this time. It was a four row repeat….knit, knit decrease, knit increase, and purl. I didn’t love doing it, but the pattern turned out kind of nice! It’s about 39″ long.

Third Scarf

 Third Temperature Scarf

I am so proud of myself for doing this scarf and sticking with it for a whole year! I honestly can’t believe I did it! But…having said that…I am looking forward to not having this project lurking in the shadows at all time. No long outstanding projects anymore. Just one project at a time. Makes my mind feel much more at ease.

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Quick and Easy Crochet Projects

I went traveling for work back in August and decided the plane rides would be the perfect opportunity to crochet together some different things! I saved four different patterns that were super simple to read and just as easy to do. The picture below is of the four finished patterns.

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Cool Crochet Multi Colored Christmas Socks

You’ve got to head to the website and look at all the neat socks she’s created. I love all the colors and I can’t wait to do some of the same crazy colored socks!! It was a crazy simple pattern and the easiest sock pattern I have worked with so far.

MangoTree Crafts Basic Cluster Stitch Beanie

She has patterns made up for premies up to adults, which is crazy helpful as I can’t adjust a pattern that easily. I’ll probably end up sticking with the smaller sizes for a while because they come together so quickly. They are perfect for shoeboxes in Operation Christmas Child!

Tangled Happy Two-Tone Mitten

Oh….this pattern….how wonderful this was up until the cuff. Go look at the website and see her delightfully perfect cuff. Then see my wide and “stretched out” hideousness. I’ll have to mess with it some and see what I can do to fix that.

Morrow Sunshine Bobble Ear Warmer

I loved this pattern!! The texture of it is phenomenal because of all the bobbles. Such a unique and fun project to work on. It was available on Ravelry for free, but it seems to no longer be up there.

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What is your go to pattern for quick and easy work?