Today shall forever mark my plunge into the diverse blog ocean. As I type this, my site is rough. I’ve personalized a few things–the photo in my header was taken by me while on vacation a few years ago–and I have a lot to go. However, I’ve decided that’s enough personalizing for now–a blog isn’t much of anything without a post.
Without further ado, allow me to introduce one of the many reasons why I chose to start blogging: to share my love of crocheting. As a quirky individual who happens to be a Whovian, I will finally be making my own replica of Tom Baker’s most famous accessory. In the event you have no clue what I’m talking about, let me assure that only the most passionate individuals would intentionally choose to wear it: a scarf long enough to get caught and be dragged in everything.
This is where I did most of my color-matching research. In addition to the pattern, the site includes recommended colors in different yarn brands and weights. As I don’t like mixing yarn brands in a project, I wanted all my colors to come from the same brand (not an easy task). I’m also on a time crunch: my not-even-started scarf has been entered (by me) into my local fair to be judged. I drop the scarf off at the fair on August 27, so ordering yarn online would not benefit me as the days I spend waiting for the yarn to arrive at my doorstep are days I could be crocheting.
So, why am I spending precious crochet time on a blog? I’m going to map my progress here, and I shall begin by sharing my chosen colors. I will be using Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand. I’m not a fan of acrylic and would have preferred wool; however, cost and time were my greatest motivators. Following the yardage specifications in the link I shared in the previous paragraph, I got more than enough yarn in every color for less than $50 (I think my final cost was $40-$45). My colors are (from left to right starting in the top row): chocolate, eggplant, charcoal grey, honey, olive, cranberry, and beige.
Here’s today’s progress: <img src=’http://tardis.scienceontheweb.net/scarf/scarfimg.php?&flip=y&showpercent=y&percent=0′>
My goal is to update it daily with that day’s progress.