My husband is always amazed that I can take a skein of yarn and a crochet hook and finish up with some item like a scarf, blanket, hat, etc. He is a lineal thinker and can’t imagine, even with a pattern to follow, how the creative process works. To me, scarves are the best way to let your creative side loose! Typically scarves are fairly quick to produce, economical as far as yarn usage, and in the end can be worn to show off your skill. The crochet artist can choose to use anywhere from one color to a zillion colors of yarn; one particular stitch, variations of that stitch or a combination of stitches to make the pattern she (or he) envisions in their mind; a scarf can be skinny, wide, short or long, fringed or not – basically there is no limitation on what you might do with a scarf. As a bonus, as they are typically done in a short period (verses weeks for an afghan), so you are quick to get to that sense of satisfaction. I like that.
Not every item I make has an interesting story behind it, sometimes I just want to try a new pattern or see how some colors go together. The other day I was outside in my garden and the wind was blowing so hard and the clouds were racing across the sky, pollen was blowing everywhere and leaves, flowers and other little items were bumping from one side of the yard and back to the other. With the wild cherry tree in my yard it sometimes looks like a snow storm! Looking at the fluffy clouds I thought to myself wouldn’t a scarf made of clouds be awesome? So, here is my attempt to crochet a cloud scarf. I hope you like it!
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