Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sometimes sick pays off...

It's been a while since I picked up a crochet hook. I like to crochet, but I'm really more of an instant gratification girl, so sewing is usually my craft-of-choice. This weekend, though, seeing as how I was feverish and pitiful with a cold, I had the perfect excuse to sit on the couch with my hook and yarn and craft up a little something.


Here's what I came up with, using this pattern as my starting point, but making a few changes along the way. (The biggest change - adding a few rows to make it wider and adjusting the ruffle as a result - probably not necessary if I'd made a swatch and adjusted my gauge in the first place, but, like I said, instant gratification. Prep work doesn't happen when you're crafting on the fly.)I think I'll use these buttons just above the ruffle with snaps inside for the actual closure. (The original pattern provided for button holes between the "petals" of the ruffle, but I'm not crazy about how that looks on mine.) I love these buttons. I dug them out of a bin at a little antique store in Meeker, Colorado when we were holed up there for a few snowy months. I've been hoarding them away for the perfect project.

This is not the perfect project. But, hey, since they're just decorative, I can easily snip them off later and not ruin the function of the scarf. So there you go. I'll get back here soon with pics of the finished product.

4 comments:

Kathy said...

Ooo, I love the color. I've been trying to teach myself how to crochet. I haven't gotten too far so any tips you can provid on your blog is always helpful. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Robyn said...

Hey, Kathy. I taught myself to crochet about 8 years ago using diagrams in basic needlework books. I didn't get it down perfectly though, until a crocheting friend sat down and watched me for about 5 minutes, correcting my mistakes, demonstrating proper technique, etc. That was so helpful! Know anyone who crochets who might be willing to give you a quick, one-on-one tutorial? If not, check Youtube for a video tutorial. I'm a visual learner, so that's what I'd suggest. Good luck - you can do it!

The Collettes said...

I found you craft-blog surfing and I'm excited to see what your future projects will be, considering your contributions to mmmcrafty! I just started a wanna-be craft blog too and I only have two regular visitors as well :)

http://craftycupboard.blogspot.com

Robyn said...

Hey, The Collettes, best wishes on your new blog! I'll definitely be checking it out!

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