In any case, after the flurry of Christmas madness, I was really interested in doing something quick and painless. A one or two day project and since I knew I owed Suze (and also Joni, I'm sorry, I still haven't done yours) scarves, I figured I'd get crackin'.
|Could I look any more uncomfortable? I have got to get|
someone to help me with pictures.
I had purchased yarn for both Suze and Joni before Christmas, but when it came down to it, I discovered I didn't like either one of them. So, I went on a search and came up with something new. I came up with Pattons Classic Wool in Jade Heather. Let me tell you what I love about this yarn: it's a 100% wool, but so soft and cuddly, but the color... I don't think any picture could do this justice. It's such a lovely shade with just enough variegation to it that it has dimension.
The pattern is this Lacey Crochet Scarf and I really love it. I will definitely make this one again (and again and again!) What I love about the pattern is that it has a delicate lace look and is still dense enough to be warm. The only thing I didn't like? The length. I like a long scarf, and I assume everyone else does too. When it turned out a little shorter than I would have liked and I was all out of yarn, I fretted and fiddled and came up with idea to do a loop. I've wanted one for myself for a while and this truly seemed like the perfect fit. I simply stitched the ends together and viola! I love it. It's not brain surgery, but I had fun doing it and was very happy with the finished product.
It seems that Suze is too. She wrote me the sweetest note telling me how much she loves it and that it does match her coat. I always worry about that, because there is nothing worse than having a scarf you love and nothing to wear it with. Trust me, I know of which I speak.