Monday, 9 March 2015

Purple scarves and free-form crochet.

I have had a scarves week this week. I heard that one of the major race courses (Ascot I think ) wanted to have 1000 purple scarves which they will use for decoration and then auction for charity. So I decided to contribute. This was not entirely charitable because I have been dying to make another free-form.
So first gather together your purple yarn:
 I didn't think of taking this picture until I had finished all of the scarves, so believe it or not this is what is left.

A newish discovery are these shiny, variegated embroidery threads - lovely and sparkly!











The galaxy scarf is what happened.










The trouble is I liked it so much I didn't want to give it away so I made another one. This is just a one treble, one chain mesh with long chains threaded through it. I love the plaid effect - I wonder if I could crochet a kilt?














Having got all the purple yarn out I was on a roll and this is the next one - not quite done yet.





The wavy stem is surface crochet onto a very plain treble background. Then add leaves and flower - still a few more flowers to come.














The other amazing thing that has happened this week is that I have a new craft lamp and I can see to thread needles again and I can work with black yarn, even at night. Isn't technology wonderful?