Well, I have actually managed to make a couple of handmade gifts this year . . . . hurray!! The crochet seashell scarf is finished, complete with scallop border . . .
I'm quite pleased with my modification of adding the scallop pattern to the beginning of the scarf - I think the edging was too pretty to 'square' it off as the pattern suggested. I finished it during a power-cut this week - lots of thunder and lightning here!
I made the scarf about 100 cm long as that seemed long enough to tuck it under a coat or jacket as I think the recipient would do :) Great pattern, only problem is I want one for myself now! It was so nice to see Alessandra's version here - we've been crocheting in tandem, how cool!
I really wanted to have a go at a man's scarf then, so made a simple vertical scarf using half-trebles. It worked - I'm so delighted with this simple scarf and it only took a few hours to make . . .
I chained 165, then continued in rows of half-trebles (starting chain of 2 at the beginning of each row) - 3 rows of each colour. I used Lion Brand Wool Ease and a 6.5 mm hook. It measures about 54.5 inches long (138 cm) and is 5.25 inches wide . . .
I'm not sure if its manly enough or not???!
Anyway, I'm sure the recipient will tell me :)
And this weekend . . . we had snow - yippee! Youngest made a snowman . . .
Isn't he cute? He didn't last long sadly - as you can see the snow is melting already, aw :(
Christmas preparations are ongoing here - hope yours are going well wherever you are :) :)
Bye for Now!