A couple of weeks ago I promised another Ta-Dah! With one thing and another I didn't get around to it ... but in a way I am glad as today is the perfect day to share it.
My first "proper" knitting project was to make a sample scarf. I wanted a chance to practise all the different knitting stitches - but to have something to show for it at the end. And of course, there is nothing more perfect than a scarf!
I must admit it was slow at the start however once I had done a couple of hours I was starting to pick up speed.
I used the most beautiful coloured wool and once I had completed the main part of the scarf I was thrilled ... apart from three things.
It needed tassels, there were a few mistakes leaving little holes and the ends of the rows were very wonky due to the beginners tension issues and the vary in stitch which had created a wavy scarf.
How I over came these problems have not only created a professional and lovely scarf. But the fact that I identified a problem and then came up with a "not half bad" solution has filled me with confidence in this craft form.
I did a double crochet border all the way around the scarf which gave its a sharp and professional looking edge, and I presume has also prevented it from catching and unravelling. In other words its fenced it in!
I also covered the few missed stitches with some lovely crochet flowers and I think it's added a nice kinda bespoke look to it.
Anyway - here is the finished product - I hope you like it.
Oops - nearly forgot why today was the perfect day to share it...
Well I have given it to my Granny (the one who taught me how to crochet!) and it is her 71st birthday today. It's a bitter-sweet type of day. The first without my beloved Granddad who passed away in April. But also a day where we can celebrate her. And I hope she likes the scarf.
xxxxx Kate xxx
P.S sorry I haven't been around much - I have been to London, and I haven't forgotten about Reason's to be Cheerful - it's just I haven't had chance to photograph my note book .... but I'll do double the reasons next Sunday.