Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Claret Squishy Scarf

You're probably wondering how many scarves one woman needs, but scarves are a great accessory. They add a pop of colour, are warm and are just fun to make. I found the pattern for this big squishy scarf at Etsy, and I loved loved loved it! First of all, when I saw this on Hopeful Honey, I instantly fell in love with the colour and look. You might have noticed I didn't use the same colour, but I have to say, I love the claret colour that I did chose. Gorgeous for the winter months.

And warm! This yarn is Debbie Bliss Roma, a wool and alpaca blend that is so soft, so luxerious and warm that I instantly fell in love. And I fell in more in love with the finished project. I'm talking warm, soft, squishy. Have I said that I'm in love, because I am! This yarn was the yarn listed in the pattern and I decided to go with it because it called for a super chunky yarn and I wanted something a little luxurious, something I could wear to work or around the town and not just under my coat. A statement piece if you will, and I am so glad I decided to splurge on this yarn. Worth every penny.

If you've looked at the designer's picture, you'll notice I did not include pom poms on my scarf. I do love the look they lend to the piece, but I've never made pom poms and I didn't think a yarn like this was the type of yarn to learn with. It's just too nice so I decided to skip the pom poms.

This was a joy to work up and is definitely my favourite scarf. I know I've said that about others before, but I don't own a thing like this and I think I'll be hard pressed to find another piece quite as lovely as my claret squishy scarf.

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Happy Hooking,

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Mulberry Wine Puff Stitch Scarf

I have a new look for my blog! This one suits me much better, so I'm hoping it'll be around for a while. With the new look, comes a new blog post. I had been putting off working on this blog for two reasons, one being I thought I needed a new look, something a bit more eye catching, and the second being that I was very unhappy with the photos I've taken. I have mentioned before that I don't have much in the way of photography know how and that taking photos has been challenging. I'm working on that. I'm trying to learn more about lighting, looking at good photos and takine more time to set up the projects so that the photos turn out better. But, on to today's crochet project--a lovely scarf I worked up thanks to a pattern I found in the February issue of I Like Crochet. 

I really like the designer of this pattern, and I've always got my eye out for her patterns. I find them easy to follow, stylish and they always grab my eye and make my hands yearn to start crocheting. She arranges stitches beautifully I think, and I'm always excited to try out one of her patterns.

 The stitch used here is a puff or cluster sort of stitch, very easy so even a beginner can try their hand at this scarf. Which I love! I used Debbie Bliss Cashermino Aran, which I purchased through Lovecrochet.com. A word of warning--it's super easy to quickly become enthralled by the lovely yarns. I've been addicted to buying them! This particular yarn is soft, smooth to work with, and I love the mulberry colour I chose for this project. Paired with a black top and jeans, it's a cozy winter day outfit.

If you've not looked into I Like Crochet, the subscription is inexpensive and the magazine features a variety of patterns for the home, for fashion accessories and children's accessories as well--tons of really cute and neat ideas, so I highly recommend you check them out, and wish you some very

Happy Hooking,