If you read yesterdays post you will know that my parents recently celebrated their Anniversary. It can be a little tricky finding something for both of them of equal value that they will appreciate but I think I succeeded this year.
As usual I got them a funny card and a nice box of chocolates to share. There were also these really cute coffee mugs that I found at Chapters which I knew they would love. I would say drinking coffee is a hobby of theirs so I know the mugs would get used daily. These joint gifts are great but I also like including a more personal item for each of them.
My dad loves reading, telling and laughing at jokes so I thought the Encyclopedia of Jokes would be the perfect gift. I suspect this will be read by next weeks end. My mom is easier to buy for since she likes things that I would like so I didn't want to just spend money on a gift. I decided to crochet her a beautiful turquoise scarf.
I used the Claudia Scarf pattern but made a couple modifications of my own. Using a worsted weight yarn with a 5.5mm crochet hook I only repeated the pattern four times. It ended up being quite wide and I could have probably only repeated it three times but was happy with how it finished.
I plan to take this newly acquired skill to make throw pillows and blankets but that will be a project for another day.
Word of the Day: Plarn
A word derived from the word plastic and yarn. Used to refer to plastic bags that have been cut up and repurposed to be used as yarn for knitting or crochet.