I have put the sweater and the blue afghan on hold for a while because I want to make some scarves for all the senior members in our families. For the in-laws, I don't want to create a feeling of favouritism, so I decided to use the same yarns as the scarf of my MIL - main colour in red for GMIL and green for AIL. However, when I brought the yarns home, Husband said that Sassy Stripes Stormy was not really green. So, I brought them back to the store to exchange for some Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Pines. I knitted up the scarf in Wool-Ease really fast but: 1) the green with black was too dark ... just too dark ... one would easily confuse it as black; 2) it doesn't feel as smooth as it does in a ball. Thus, I have to change back to Sassy Stripes. For the Wool-Ease scarf, if I have the time, I would frog it and knit a blanket for shelter animals; otherwise, I would just have to give it away for charity.
This was why I was feeling a bit beaten up yesterday. I had to do something to divert my attention from the dark green scarf and to boost my mood. This was what I did:
this crochet pattern and made 2 of these flower pins. The result was surprisingly good to me.