This post is a little late because I have been prepping the family and house for another hurricane. Fingers crossed Nate dissolves into a puddle of nothing but shame in the Gulf and leaves us alone.
This week I decided to start with something easy and picked the Holiday Ripple Garland. If you can do chains and double crochet you can do this. The hardest part of the 3 row pattern is counting to 5 between the increase and decreases.
The garlands are pictured put on a tree. I am going to use mine over the curtain rods in the living room. I am hesitant to put fairy lights over the curtains because it could be a fire hazard so this is the perfect solution.
The best part about making this garland was the conversation I had with Mermaid and the scarf I had to make after it. I was working on the garland while she was playing in the living room. She wandered over to see what I was working on and decided it was going to be a peppermint scarf for her. I tried to explain that it was going to be a garland for the curtains at Christmas time. She didn’t quite get the point of a garland but it clicked when I said it was a scarf for the curtains. She thought about it for a minute and came back with, “Momma why do the curtains need a scarf? They just sit there and don’t go outside. I go outside Momma. I get cold.”
How do you argue with that? So after I finished the garland I made her a scarf. I used an F hook to make it smaller and tighter. It needed something else though to make it a cute little girl scarf. Pom Poms. It needed pom poms. So I broke out my pom pom makers and whipped one out. It turned out so cute. So I added pom poms to the garland as well using the bigger pom pom maker. Now I am thinking that she had the right idea. The curtains don’t get cold, but I will.