I started a project a recently just to try a new and interesting technique. It's called, "color pooling". Multi colored yarn is stitched in such a way as to produce an plaid or argyle-like pattern. I researched the internet for patterns, videos, blogs, and tutorials that explained how to do it. And, after a couple of tries, I finally figured it out.
I can't say it's easy. And, I can't say it's fun either. It requires constant attention as to where the colors are landing and lots of ripping out, adjusting of tension, and re-stitching to get the pattern to work and continue to work. So, it did end up in a short time out. However, on my trip to Arizona about a week ago, I only allowed myself to take projects that were in progress. As much as I wanted to stick to my norm of taking lots of project possibilities to start new things, I knew that this was the best chance of getting some projects completed. It worked! I completed two shawls and made big progress on this during the trip. So much so that I continued to work on this scarf and finished it up this morning. Hooray!
I decided to make the finishing end match the starting end...
I realized while taking photos of the scarf that the pattern matches up when it's draped around the neck. That's pretty cool!
Of course, it has to work as a cowl...one of my favorite ways to wear a scarf...
I used about a skein and a half of Red Heart Super Saver Multi yarn in the Icelandic colorway and a size J hook to crochet this. It turned out pretty. And, even though the process wasn't very fun, the results are kind of magical.
This will count as number 21 in my Create 52 Challenge.