Nonetheless, I am doing my third infinity scarf in single crochet. This yarn is called lilac. I love the variegated yarns -- it is so much fun to see where the colours will end up.
I have always had a hard time knitting and crocheting. Call it a mental block or whatever, but I have such a hard time keeping track of the stitches. I am forever adding and dropping them -- and I can't read a pattern to save my life. However, this year, I fired up the Internet and found some youtube tutorials conducted by knowledgeable and patient teachers who didn't seem to mind when I would pause and re-wind them.
Once I worked out how not to mess up, I decided to get a few giant balls of yarn at Michaels ( I had 50 per cent off coupons) and just started crocheting away the evenings -- which seem to start earlier and earlier with each passing day at this time of year.
I managed to surprise myself by finishing one, then and another, and then starting this one -- which will likely be finished by next week.
These warm and wooly infinity scarves are going to be Christmas presents for some friends who have dogs and will need a warm scarf (that can also become a hat) when the winds start to howl and the snow flies.
I have also begun my list of gifts to be made. Once the list is on paper, I consider it carved in stone and I will work through it no matter what. The trick is to start before December 20 -- don't ask...