Monday, November 06, 2006

The Project Formerly Known As Shrug

...is now a scarf. I realised that I had miscalculated the number of flowers needed to make the flowery thing as a shrug, and it would have been flopping over my hands and way beyond. So I decided a change of plan was needed and simply finished it off when it reached scarf size and added some fringes. It may not look like much, but I am very pleased with this project as it was my first foray into lacy 'open' crochet (I have no idea what the correct term is, but by 'open' I mean repeated flower motifs joined by chains rather than solid material rows of crochet) following a pattern, so I am rather chuffed that I was able to decifer it.

This is the final result (and demonstration of my bad posture...)


I have also made another pair of the Noro wristwarmers, but these are a gift for Pie Princess, who won't get them for a couple of days, so no piccy just yet.

In my crazed state of getting on with unfinished objects, I also did some more of the DB hoodie and am almost at the top of the first sleeve now. The yarn is really hard work though, so I don't think I'll be working on that solely and have started making plans for a pair of gloves out of the Badger Fyberspates. I was going to do a pair of chevron socks with it, but when I saw the little tension swatch on my finger I thought it would be ideal for a pair of gloves.
There are loads of patterns in my Grandma's pattern collection, so we'll be heading back to the 1950s for these. I don't think the 'new' Paris style shorties are for me, but there's a rather nice pair of ribbed cuffed ones with patterned backs that look just the job.


4 comments:

Auntie Noo said...

The scarf is lovely and huge congratulations on following the pattern! I think gloves would look ace in the fyberspates and can't wait to see more!

Piglottie said...

Love the scarf, and well done on having the brains a) to master crochet, b) to figure out the pattern and c) to sort it out when you weren't happy with it. The gloves sound great.

acrylik said...

Oh, your scarf is beautiful! I love it!

The gloves sound wonderful - looking forward to seeing how those progress.

modelwidow said...

What a good idea to convert shrug to scarf it looks really good.