So, ravellenic games 2012. I completed one project. Yep. One. Plumeria Frill, a delightful crochet scarf with multiple personalities. Well, I actually did two PFs but I screwed up the first so I frogged it, and started the same project with a different yarn. I did a much better job with the pattern the second time, though there are still a couple bits of wonk. LOVE this pattern. It's my first finished crochet project in years. Lots of years but we don't need to go into just how many. The pattern has a few set up rows, then a bunch of "do what you did last row", an increase row and a final row of do what you did last row. It's fully reversible, cushy, curvy and fun. Makes me giggle with glee. The yarn is luscious, merino cashmere nylon, a gift from a friend who bought it from another friend at Fiber Frolic 2011, so it had to be a FO for Fiber Frolic 2012. Love how friendship leads to such goodness. Oh, and that sweet little bronze pin that fits the yarn color so well? Yep, another friend made it. She made the pin shown on the designer's PF, too. They go together so well! Plumeria Frill pattern calls for @400 yards but I don't seem to use that much and I don't know why. Myrtle blocks to the same dimensions the pattern specifies but I had more than an ounce of yarn left over, which is well over 100 yards, so I decided to see if I could come up with a mitt to go with it. Since designer Michelle did all the work with the stitch design, it was just a matter of plunking it into a mitt format. I'm quite pleased. But only had enough for one mitt. Yep, I'm gonna order another skein of Myrtle so I can make another mitt. And have lots of yarn left over to make... I dunno, where will this all end? Maybe it won't. :)
How much do I love this pattern? After I finished it, I pulled out the frogged yarn from my first attempt and whipped up another Plumeria Frill in about 3 days. It's not blocked yet, but I did a much better job with the stitches so I know I will be grinning with this one blocked as much as I do with Myrtle. The yarn for this one is also from an indie dyer I know (slightly different colorway than in the link), and I won it in a raffle. I think the universe lately has been saying sorry for all the yuck life brings at times. I am grateful. And blessed with some lovely friends.