Saturday, 21 May 2011

fluffy and blue

Last week I showed you the recipe book cover I'd made from my latest copy of Australian Handmade (my latest copy, but not yours in Oz, it's a few months late).  Well, I spotted loads of projects in that issue that I want to make and I just so happened to have the materials for one of them.

As you know, I love to crochet and this project seemed right up my alley.


I crocheted this scarf (called Ice Blue) in the magazine using a couple of balls of Sublime Kid Silk Mohair that I had lying around.  The pattern used 2 different shades, alternating between every few rows, but I chose to do it all in one colour.



Made up of a shell pattern, it was super-easy.  I only went wrong a few times as I was watching TV the entire time I was making it.  The only issue I had was with the yarn.  If you have to undo mohair, it's a nightmare.  The little tufty bits get stuck on each other and the whole thing tangles.  At one point I had a ball of tangle rather than a ball of yarn and I had to get Mr CA involved in untangling it.  It took us over an hour!

8 comments:

Sandra :) said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww it's so sweet!

I hope you're having fun @ the spa!

Jacey said...

Love the scarf and the colour, I have just noticed on your sidebar how xmas prezzies you have made already, wow you are super organised. xx

Allie said...

So lacy and delicate - it's beautiful!

Christine said...

This is adorable! The shell pattern is so fun to do and I totally agree that those textured yarns can be a nightmare to work with.....

Just-Do said...

Undoing mohair is just a nightmare, I agree with you. But is suits this pattern so well! Great choice and a beautiful result.

Cecily said...

Super pretty!

OhioMomPatriot said...

I love this in one color, it really shows off the shell pattern! Thanks for sharing!

Chef in Training said...

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