So I finished Alyx's scarf to go with her hat. She took the hat back to school with her when she was home a couple of weeks ago. I was looking for a quick project that I could just whip up and I remembered that I needed to get her scarf done. I love the way it turned out, and I think she will like it, too.
This one-skein pattern absolutely rocks! I can make it out of just about any kind of yarn, it always looks great, and it works up amazingly fast. And the shells give it a softer look, and because it is not so bulky, you can wrap it a couple of times and not feel like you are going to suffocate.
I also found some yarn to try the doily to afghan thing. I didn't want to spend too much for this first project, so I decided on Caron Simply Soft. I just love the way this yarn feels. It is so soft and I think will look really nice crocheted up in the doily pattern. I posted a few doily pics a few days ago, and I plan to use this yarn to make the traditional round doily.
It's a nice pastel peach color, and I believe it will complement the pattern well. I didn't want something harsh or bright. And I was afraid that if I used a variegated yarn that the pattern of the stitches would get lost. If I like the way this one turns out, I have some soft goldish-yellow Wool Ease in my stash downstairs that I would like to use for the wheat-pattern doily. I think it's a great wheat color and it would suit the pattern well.