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Today is the day!

My 2nd crochet pattern has been published! Looking at the other patterns that are included in this latest issue, ( no. 2) I really cannot quite believe it as there are some beautiful patterns included.

The theme this issue is WOODLAND WHIMSY. The projects really capture this with the warm, colours that we associate with autumn: browns, rusts, oranges etc. Not all muted though as there are some pieces with a real POP of colour.

Maple Falls Sweater

This is one, a tunic with a beautiful detail designed by Joanne Scrace.

Kissiae Stole

This is another. A stole by Essie Doyle. This has a lovely texture as well as colour.

The photographs are all stunning, as we are coming to expect, taken by the multi-talented Kat Goldin, who also designed some mittens and is the co-producer of the publication.

So what about my pattern? Well you will remember this teaser from earlier this month?

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No-one managed to guess the item itself …….

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It’s a scarf!!! The yarn I used was Manos Silk Blend which is a dream to work with. The colours remind me of a dappled autumnal avenue of trees. (Which also happens to full of ‘my’ colours :))

If you are a crocheter then do pop over and have a look at the patterns – they are beautiful. They come in both US and UK terms (UK coming soon). If you are a knitter then do not despair as the website suggests that there may well be a ‘Knitting Project’ coming in the future.  I would like to thank Joanne Scrace and Kat Goldin for all their hard work on this project (and esp to Kat for allowing me to use her wonderful photographs).

Finally I would like to thank all of you reading this, for letting me share some of my excitement with you 🙂

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Ribbon Ruffle Scarf

Last week I showed you this fabric that I got whilst on holiday:

DesireI am very pleased to show you this:

watch Abraham heightgs 050It knitted up really quickly and was very easy once I found this wonderful blog explaining exactly how to do it, including casting on, joining and casting off.

It was a really good job that they explained how to join as I had 2m that was not part of the rest of the ribbon. I am a bit disappointed by this as I really expected that it would all be one continuous ‘spool’. (Maybe I am being a bit over ambitious?)

It was ‘easy’ to knit although it didn’t flow like my knitting usually does as you had to put the needle into the hole each time rather than wrapping around but this was not really a problem. It probably just took a little bit longer.

This does not however take anything away from the fact that it has created a lovely scarf that I am really looking forward to wearing. I am really pleased that I bought it – it will serve as a long-standing reminder of my holiday in Broadstairs.

As always I am heading over to Handmade Harbour to catch up with all the events over there. First however, I wish to apologise to everyone who linked up last week on Blogger. I did read all the blogs, mostly even 2 posts to make up for the week before. I also commented on them all but for some reason WordPress and Blogger were having a bit of an argument and wouldn’t acknowledge each other. It was only on the ones that ask for a catcha code. Searching on the web it was not just me having this issue. I am hoping everything is back up and running this week. Sorry about that. There were some lovely creations (as always.)

As a final ‘plug’ – I have started up a series called Blogging Buddies aimed at encouraging people to start (or have recently started) blogging. If you know of anyone who is interested in Blogging then do send them my way – I have got so much out of blogging that I am trying to give other people the chance to experience the same positive things as me. I try to do it on Wednesdays. Thank you.

So how long should it be?

I have been working really hard on a crochet scarf this week. It is not a hard project to work . I have lovely yarn to use and it grows quite quickly. It has been a nice project to sit and do whilst watching Wimbledon.

I said that it grows quickly and it does when it comes to completing the pattern repeat. As for the overall length however I would have to disagree.

When I started off I thought 2 skeins would be enough (this is about 100 yards of  yarn ). As the end of the second skein came my thoughts were along the lines of:

hmmm not quite long enough, maybe I will do the third.

I have now finished the third skein and am still not sure that it is long enough! (Yes even with the required blocking.) I was a little disappointed – you know that feeling you get when you think that you have finished something? You have worked really hard to get it finished only to find that you haven’t?

So what is the correct length for a scarf?

As you would expect. There is no correct answer as personal preference comes into play and different styles also have a bearing on it.


 

The only advice that I could find is:

The general rule is the scarf should be about the same length as the person.

Go-on admit it, how many of you will be going to lie down next to one of your scarves in  the near future? (I have already had a go myself if that helps?)

The things that you never think about despite using them all the time! Have you ever had a situation like this?

With it being Sunday I am now going to head over to Handmade Harbour to catch up with all the lovely crafty blogs over there. Do come and join in. 🙂