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Special Olympic Stars

I recently saw on Facebook that many states are collecting scarves for the Special Olympics. The official website lets you know the colors, dimensions and addresses for the participating states. I decided to try  an interesting granny square scarf I found, but it turned out horribly. I switched over to this star pattern instead. It’s basically all half double crochet with color changes for the star.

The border is a hdc, chain stitch all around. I used a size H hook. The yarn is Red Heart blue and turqua, as the requirements stated. The dimensions are approximately 6 inches by 54 inches each. It wasn’t until after I started the second scarf that I realized that if I did the star in the same direction for the whole scarf, the stars on one end (when placed around the neck) would look upside down. Therefore I did half the stars in one direction for half the scarf, then inverted the image for the second half.

All told, the basic scarf is 19 hdc across, not including the border. Two star athletes in Colorado shall be receiving these scarves!

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Ball-and Chain

I saw this chain scarf on Ravelry, but Alison Gates has made this pattern available on the Knitty blog here. There are many variations of this scarf. I thought the ball-and-chain version was especially funny. My husband doesn’t think marriage is a ball-and-chain, but I made the scarf that way anyway. I plan to use it as a Halloween decoration. Maybe I’ll wear it during the winter as well, though I’m not sure how warm it will be!

This was a fun scarf to make. I used size 8 straight needles rather than double pointed needles since I’m faster at straight knitting.

The ball is crocheted since I can increase and decrease better when crocheting!

This makes for a fun decoration though it seems a little long for the lamp.