Earlier this year I purchased some chunky baby alpaca yarn (IT'S SUPER SOFT & WARM) at a lovely yarn store (aren't they all?). Since that time I've been deciding exactly what to make with it. I settled on a scarf--simple and easy. Instead of knitting it, I chose to crochet it. I think the pattern I 'freestyled' as nice and was able to complete it in just under 2 hours!! (yeah, that the main reason why I chose crochet over knitting)
As I was making it, my son asked me to make him one, which is a big deal (to me at least) as he's never asked for something handmade from me (although I've made him several things)! I looked through my stash and found the baby alpaca yarn that I purchased on Ebay months before his birth. I was able to make him some booties of out that yarn, but that was it. I'm must completed his scarf and will be starting on a matching hat.
It's rather hot still....but Winter is coming! My plan is to have everyone 'hatted' and 'scarfed' up before the cold winds blow!