The other week I admitted to frogging the lace scarf I had been working on for ages. I’d made it with a hook a little too small and I was not having fun, plus I made some mistakes with the edges and it was gradually decreasing. So out it came!
This week I am happy to report that it is all finished and I’m now very happy with it.
Lang Tosca is a lovely yarn in many ways (just too fluffy for me to enjoy knitting) but on a 4mm hook it was perfect and this stitch really suited it. It grew quickly, was fun to make and is lovely and snuggly to wear. it’s about £9 a (very large) ball and a fairly wide scarf only took 1.5 balls and 10 days of oddments of time to make.
The stitch is Peephole Chevron. Mine was just over 60 chain stitches wide and I kept going till it made a small but knottable scarf. I’ve recently bought 200 Crochet Stitches which is a fab little stitch library (that’s an affiliate link) and it was pattern 182 in there. It’s light, quick and fluffy and I definitely fancy doing it again.
Since then I’ve had to cast about a bit for new ideas. I’ve been making rounds with the left overs…
… which I’m edging with the Bergere De France yarn I frogged last year. Pillow, throw, shawl, runner? I’m not sure yet.
I’ve got a couple of new ideas starting to boil now.
These little stars are going to be part of a set of ornamental embroidery hoop pictures for the wall of my ‘almost finished’ living room.
This was a free pattern on the Deramores site this week. It’s part of a pillow pattern but I’ve had my first go using Stylecraft (in Aran weight which is lovely but a bit more limited in colours) and think this may be the perfect solution to Fran’s 18th birthday blanket. If I start now, it can build up slowly over the next year.
I really must make up the rainbow bag – I’m no further on with the final finish of that, which is very naughty.