I had half a bag of real wool Aran yarn left over from a blanket I made last year. There wasn't enough to make another blanket and I really didn't want to buy any more. I decided that crochet scarves would use this up quickly. One of my favourite crochet scarf patterns is this one. It really is a quick and easy pattern as every row is the same. I can recommend it to beginners or anyone else who feels like some mindless crochet.
I managed to crochet five scarves in just under two weeks. I was completing one scarf every two days and I carried on with the rest of my life as well. It would probably take me two weeks to knit just one scarf, so this is where crochet wins.
The scarves are roughly 5 inches x 45 inches which is perfect for Operation Orphan who distribute clothes and blankets to children in need around the world. They have specifically requested smaller scarves for the younger children.
I don't usually work on the same pattern five times in a row. But I really enjoy this pattern, so it was a happy fortnight. I must admit that the enthusiasm was starting to fail halfway through the fifth scarf!
I have some Aran yarn left and will start to make hats with it as soon as Easter is over.
Happy holidays everyone.