Tuesday, 10 October 2017

A Kerchief Scarf for Claire

I'm in a season right now where I am doing a lot of waiting at lessons for the girls. I don't mind at all - it is wonderful to see them learning new things and they are both thriving - but at the same time I am trying to be intentional with this time I have and make it productive for me as well. To that end I have been working on simple crochet projects that are manageable to carry around and that can be picked up and put down easily- basically projects that require minimal concentration.

Lessons have been up and running for a few weeks now, and today I am excited to show you the first thing I made during my "waiting time" (which I am also referring to as my scheduled crochet time): the Caron Cakes Kerchief Scarf:
Aren't Caron Cakes (and all the other yarn cakes like them) the most adorable things? Gosh, I like them a lot. I actually bought this Caron Cake (Funfetti) for Claire for Christmas thinking that she could make this scarf, but after looking at the pattern more carefully, I realized that it was a little too advanced for her, so I made it instead.

It was a great project - meeting all of my "minimal concentration" requirements.

And of course Claire Bear loves her new scarf which she may be able to wear soon now that the weather is a bit more fall-like.
I'm currently on the hunt for other simple, easy patterns and have even made a little visit to the yarn store to make sure I am well stocked for the next few months. I mean, if I'm going to be in the bleachers or in a chair waiting, I may as well be making something (seems a better use of my time than playing on my phone).

I'm joining in with the Winter Project Link Party over at Thistlebear. 

10 comments:

  1. it looks lovely Rachel, Claire Bear looks very pleased with it too. When I take teen 2 to youth group, I often take some crochet with me. It's not worth me driving home and then back to collect him. I can make a cuppa, chat to another Mum there and even help if I wish. But... crochet is good and always plenty to catch up on. Cathy x

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    1. Thank you Cathy. I actually look forward to my girls' activities a little more when I have some crochet to do. I actually think of it as scheduled crochet time. How great is that? And I've met a few other moms sitting in the bleachers with their yarn in hand. All around a win.

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  2. I love the scarf and a great use of your waiting time, I always have my crochet with me wherever I go, your daughter looks great wearing it the colours really suit her. Have a great weekend. :) x

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    1. Thank you Linda. I too always have a crochet project with me...never know when I'll have time to crochet a row or two.

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  3. She looks so happy with her new scarf :) The big tassels are great!

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    1. Thanks Bekki. Claire loves her new scarf and can't wait to wear it in the winter, though she did say she won't be wearing it to play in the snow because it is "too special".

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  4. The scarf is nice and colorful. Not sure that we can get Caron Cakes here. Mindless crochet is my preferred type of project most all of the time. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Tammy. Mindless crochet is perfect for keeping my hands busy while my eyes are up and watching....I love it so. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  5. Hi Rachel, thanks for joining in with my link party. I love this kerchief, it's lovely and bright. Claire is getting really big, what a sweetie. I love Caron Cakes but haven't tried one yet. Here, we can also get a knock-off version from Hobby Lobby, I think they're calling it Sugarwheel. The colors look really fun in all of them.

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    1. Jennifer, thanks for hosting such a great link party. I look forward to it every year. Claire is definitely getting big, I can not believe how much she has grown. Thanks for your sweet comments on my scarf.

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