Is it too late to wish you all a Happy New Year? I hope not! Somehow time seems to have gotten away from me more than usual recently. This post was actually intended as a pre-Christmas bonus post, but I guess it’s better late than never! On that subject – I do hope you all had a great time with your families and that it involved a lot less toothache than my Christmas did (I could do quite well without gaining my wisdom teeth, I think).
It was great to hear from Andy Newton via Ravelry, who has been busy modifying my Summer Sprigs Scarf Pattern into this Winter Buds Scarf pattern. Instead of being worked top down, it is worked bottom up. (See my post on triangular scarves for more info on construction types and how to modify stitch patterns to your preferred method of construction – one of my most read posts from 2015!)
The benefit of bottom up is that you won’t need the somewhat tedious starting chain as needed in my original pattern. The difference is that the “buds”/”sprigs” run in the opposite direction, and of course your rows will get longer and longer the further you go, rather than shorter and shorter.
I have a new crochet pattern ready to post next time, I am just waiting for some sunshine (or at least for the rain to stop) to take the photos, so keep an eye out for it. And I’m working on another new design with lots of colours which is cheering me up in all this dreary rain.
What projects do you have planned for this year? Are you going to challenge yourself to branch out or stick with what you love to make?