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Goal: 36
Start: #19
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Green and Gray for The Guys

green gray scarfI made this simple man scarf. Dark Green and Gray, crocheted lengthwise measures just over 5.5 inches wide and 84 inches long. I don't usually make them quite that long; but crocheting lengthwise wasn't sure how many stitches I wanted to start with. I like to make them 60-70ish inches normally;( like the solid green one here) but this will be long enough they can wrap up in for added warmth. Nothing fancy here, simple double crochets, chain 250 (probably would like 225 for a good length next time round), using an I hook and Caron Pounder in the dark Forest Green, and Gray. Used single crochet to edge the scarf in green to finish it off.

This is Day 2 in November's Jack Otis Memorial Month. Please scroll back and read if you missed it yesterday. Homelessness does indeed have a face. If you have a story about someone one you know or knew who was homeless, or almost homeless, please share it with me via email at sandycrochet@gmail.com.

As of the writing (scheduled) of this post, coming along nicely on Jewels Afghan for Project "Welcome Home".

2011 Donations:

Hats 737
Mittens 143
Socks 147
Squares 516
Rain Ponchos 84
Cotton Washcloths 324
Sweaters/Poncho's 7
Slippers 90
Afghans 40 (2 sent to our friends at Pine Street)
Misc Items I've not counted misc items like all the personal care items, the neck warmers, head bands or yarn etc.

**The weather here in Central Ohio has turned. While we still get an occasional nice day during the day where the sun comes out for awhile, we've had multiple nights with frost; and last night we had temps below the freezing mark of 32 degrees, so the cold danger months are upon us. Warm knitted and crocheted items will be needed even more**

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  1. Very nice crochet -- I'm afraid I'd be still wound into my chair if I tried to do a long scarf lengthwise! Keep those flying fingers warm and busy.... Sandie

  2. I don't mind length-wise scarves. I love knowing exactly what's needed and the number of chains to get there. I also like the midway color stripe.

  3. I like doing scarves lengthwise, I think they stretch less; but only do them that way if I know I have plenty of yarn...cause it's a real guessing game how big it's going to be and how much yarn it's going to take. I never use patterns for scarves so I probably do them widthwise more often.

  4. Sandy, I love this very manly looking scarf. I am also glad that you like to make scarves, because I much prefer hats and mittens! So between the two of us, we will keep many warm!!

  5. Thanks all, appreciate the nice comments. Right you are Sally together.........we get it done! The beauty of all of us joining forces.

  6. Sandy - what happens if a man is quite intelligent and cold - would he have to wait for a "deep or brilliant mans scarf" or could he just take the "simple mans scarf"? Because it's lovely, but I'm not sure what criteria would be used to determine simpleness.
    (groan if you must)


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