Wednesday Wonderings, edition 2

It’s another “Wednesday Wonderings” question!

Wednesday Wonderings

With Thanksgiving this week and Christmas literally around the corner, it’s a time to be thankful and ponder the joys of the season. I think part of the fun and “wonder” of the holidays is all of the decorations! So, I’m wondering if any of you have fully decorated for Christmas yet. For myself, I’ve been enjoying Hallmark Christmas movies all month, but I haven’t put out the glitter yet.

THE question: Do you put up your Christmas tree/decorations before Thanksgiving? 

13. "Christmas Tree"

my tree, taken a few years ago

I typically put mine up the weekend after Thanksgiving, and it comes down some time after New Year’s. I like to celebrate the last part of “fall” with pumpkins and turkey on Thanksgiving, then break out the Christmas stuff afterwards. I know there are some people who can’t wait that long, who have their tree out from November through January. And some people wait until Christmas Eve to decorate a tree (I could never do that! I love seeing it all month long.) I guess I’m somewhere in the middle 🙂

What are your thoughts? Do you have your tree up? Or do you think before Thanksgiving is waaaay too early? (Are you one of those people who waits until Christmas Eve???)

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Lacy Table Runner from Scarf Pattern

I had big plans to crochet a lacy scarf I found on Ravelry.

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As it grew, I decided it would be better if it were a table runner.

Touring Table Runner

It was a little too wide to be a scarf, partly due to the yarn I chose. So, what began as a frilly scarf became a perfectly sized ivory table runner.

Touring Table Runner 2

I used the Tours Scarf pattern on Ravelry, with a few alterations:

  • Size B crochet hook
  • Artiste #8 Crochet Cotton, in Ivory, 5 balls
  • For the foundation chain, chain 79 instead of 112. The pattern will repeat as written over those stitches. Repeat the pattern until piece measures close to 51 inches in length, not stretched.
  • On the last round of the edging, I didn’t follow the pattern as written. Instead, I worked a sc in each of the dc’s and the sc’s of the previous row. And, I chained above all of the chains of the previous row. So, the last row of the runner went something like this: *sc, ch, sc, ch* repeat.

Touring Table Runner Edge

Finished size: 12″ x 52″
Touring Table Runner Detail
Edging detail.

Have you ever changed your plans for a project part of the way through?