One of the coolest scrap yarn projects I’ve seen can be found in “An African Adventure” by Horst Schulz. I chose to start with an invisible cast on. Follow the pattern (see link on my pattern page) an make one bowtie every day.
This will take me 9 days for bowties and then a day for borders. Let’s see how it looks in 90 days!! Feel free to join me! I have too much yarn and need to destash! Picture at top is completed project from DOLLIEWOLLIE’S RAVELRY PROJECT PAGE.
New York, Texas, California, Florida, The British Isles, South America, St. Louis, Cleveland, Conneticut, Oklahoma, Kentucky. All places that are connected to Ruby and coincidentally, all places I have traveled to. Each time I travel, I keep her history in the back of my mind, should there be a nugget of proof I can locate.
Most recently, I took a chance on locating the place where ruby’s husband had been interred. I was searching for connections, names, relatives. I found myself walking through the Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis at 9AM. (sidenote…excellent website, interesting history, potentially dangerous area-Clark Griswald was right….roll up!) Over the years I have had but one short email from Rubys only surviving niece. With just a few sentences, she unlocked the story and all th pieces I had collected an conjectured, now began to l I no together, . Afterwards, I think, maybe my follow-up questions were a little too much, coming from a stranger. So I’ve been flowing the documents, the census, birth and death certificates, compiling a colorful story of triumph through lifelong adversity. By accident, becoming Ruby’s keeper of Records.
So in the beginning of 2016, yes 2016! I started on this neckwarmer. I’ve finally picked it up for the last time.
It’s not quite purple ( though I thought purple rain was a clever name for the pattern) I think mulberry captures the name if the color best. This was a thrift store sweater, carefully un-seamed, unraveled and cleaned. In all this was the cowl neck and parts of the sleeves. The donor sweater was pilled and felted in places, I couldn’t use it all. Now tightly knit, it’s very supple, and my only regret is not re-spinning with the multicolored sulky thread, as I did in the original swatch…..maybe next time. I’m super pleased with results as they were worth the effort entirely!
I have a free pattern written up if you would like to try it. Always happy for feedback! You can message me, I can email it.
Just haven’t figured out how to post it here!