While I was walking through Michael's
Arts and Crafts a few weeks ago I saw a skein of Red Heart Shimmer
yarn. I had already been seeing visions of a peppermint swirl design
in a scarf or a hat. When I saw the Shimmer in red and white I knew I
had to make those little balls of shiny goodness into something fun
As you can probably tell by the name of
this scarf, I had visions of peppermint sticks in mind. I tried a
number of ways to make the strips go diagonal, but after starting a
few different designs, I decided that vertical strips would be
better. I really love the way this came out, so I'm sharing it with
1 ball Red Heart Shimmer white
1 ball Red Heart Shimmer red
H size crochet hook
Piece of cardboard or similar item to
wrap your yarn to size the fringe
Using the white yarn, ch 252. (I like
my scarves really long and this reached about to my knees. You can
make it any length you want, really.)
Row 1: Hdc in …
While I was traveling with my mom, I came up with this idea for a little shrug for a baby at our church. (Enjoy MacKenzie!) I pretty much just made it up as I went along, but have now written it up and am posting it here. For larger sizes, repeat rows 1-6 an extra time before you continue.
I like using the various stitches, because it adds a bit of a texture to it, almost like ice cream ripples. My mom called Neapolitan and that name has stuck. Enjoy and please post any questions you have. This pattern is free for personal use, but please do not use it for commercial purposes.
After a year and a half of having almost no migraines, they recently began to recur. I used to have migraines for months at a time. I would have 2-4 migraines per week, though some of those were probably the same one not really going away, and last for about three months. I would try a migraine medicine and it would work--for about three months. Then it would become ineffective--most likely from frequent usage. I will confess that I have grown accustomed to not having these migraines.
Unfortunately, with the onset of spring and pollen season, they have returned with a vengeance. I made an appointment with my new PCP and she recommended going back go those medicines. I went along with it, but with the frequency and severity of the migraines I am afraid that these medicines will be ineffective again. It took about three doses for it to help the first time. So instead of just taking these medicines, I've decided to return to my practice of herbal and essential oil remedies.