Last night I started crochetting a scarf to match Earthgirl's new winter jacket. We picked out the yarn together - a pink and brown variegated.
When I first piped up to say, "I should crochet a pink and brown scarf for your new jacket," I regretted it - if I kept quiet, it could have been a Christmas gift. But I would have made it pink, brown, and white striped. When we looked at yarn yesterday, she very much preferred the variegated. I'm glad she is getting something she wants. I'll probably try to do a hat, too, though the jacket came with a hood and a pink fleece earwarmer-type headband.
I worked on it last night, sitting up in bed with my crochet hook. (Side note - does anyone remember the movie "Sweet Liberty"? It wasn't great. But I remember one of the female leads (not Michelle Phifer, but the other one) sat up in bed quilting. There were problems with pins and needles.)
I really like the way this yarn works up. It feels good going through my fingers, and the stitches look neat.
By about 7, I was up, crochetting with my coffee. Now it is finished, except for blocking. But it's noon - and I am still in my pajamas. Nope, no picture of that.
I just want to add that we are REJOICING with Crispy and the Peters over God's provision of funds for their next (expensive) step toward bringing home their 2 sons from Ethiopia much sooner than they thought.