Saturday, August 9, 2008

I..... Can't..... Stop!!!

I have 3 scarves in progress. Why does that happen? You just have to start something new... HAVE TO :)

The first one (reddish pinkish orangish yarn) I've shown you, but it's a progress. I can't decide if I like it single width or double. The pic above is where I was experimenting to see where I'd connect them if I did double width. I think I'm leaning towards single, tho. My sis-in-law (whom this is being made for) is very petite, so I think it'd be pretty and dainty, just like her, if I leave it single width.

The second was a scarf I started for my cousin's birthday. Then I thought that I might not want to give a 14 year old an alpaca wool scarf. I don't want it ending up in the washing machine and getting ruined (then she'd feel soooo guilty). It was funny, the other day I texted her to ask her her favorite color. Her mom called me back a bit later and said her daughter told her, "Mom! I don't know what to do! Christy texted me and she wants to know my favorite color, but you said I'm not allowed to text anybody!" I was laughing. What a good girl :) So, after that long story, I decided to use TLC Essentials in the Serene colorway, good ol' wash and wear acrylic, for hers (the 3rd pic) and make the wool one for me.

The patterns are from "111 Easy Edgings" from Leisure Arts. It's actually a crochet lace book, like you're supposed to use a tiny hook and thread. I use a bigger hook and bigger yarn, and I'm really happy with how they're turning out! They're also worked from top to bottom, so you don't have to ch a bajillion chs at first. It's a really great pattern book, and not expensive either. Great purchase.


Stephanie said...

I LOVE that scarf! I need to get that pattern- it's so pretty!
(I'm a fan of the single myself)

Ali Halsey said...

shall we go to india this week???