A Scarf for my Sister
This is a Christmas gift for my sister. I made it using the lovely Bluefaced Leciester wool I bought in Hay. The wool was a joy to work with – lovely and soft with a gentle sheen. However, of all the things I have made for christmas, this was by the far the most labour intensive – it has taken me ages. This wasn’t due to the pattern though, which is really very simple – no the problem was that I managed to get my yarn into a big fat tangle and so for every couple of rows I crocheted, I had to spend 20 minutes or so untangling the wool. Agh! I only have myself to blame – I wanted to get started straight away and decided not to bother winding my skeins into balls. ‘I’ll be careful not to tangle it’ I thought. What a fool. Needless to say I have learnt my lesson and have requested a nostepinne for christmas, to help wind all future skeins into balls!
Anyhow, tangles aside, I am really pleased with how this turned out. It’s the first thing I’ve blocked and, although it took me a while to do (as I had to block in sections due to not having anywhere large enough to lie the whole scarf out) I was very impressed with how the blocking process transformed the drape of the fabric. It also added a couple of extra inches.
So, that’s my christmas gift for my sister and, as christmas gift for any crochet fans out there, I have posted the pattern here. Enjoy!