Friday, January 18, 2008

To Me From Me

Edited to add:
Perhaps I should blog all of my losses!
My scarf has returned to me! We were out with some friends at our favorite Pho place. As we were leaving, I looked down at the little ornate end table in the waiting area. There was a stack of hats, mittens and such, but peeking out from the bottom of the pile was a tendril of my scarf! Hooray! Banh Choux a la cream and my scarf - a great night out indeed!

I finally made myself a scarf! I have been saving my punch card from my LYS, knowing that when it was full it would be time for a to-me-from-me. I don't do enough of those. For instance, I used to make quilts, yet I don't own a handmade quilt!
Now with crochet, it is not such a heavy time, space commitment. Makes it so much easier to put a for-me project in amongst the gift line-up. I chose some soft and rich yarns and whipped up this neck wrap.

It was warm, light & wonderful!
It went with everything I wear!
It was perfect!

I lost it! I have no idea when or where - I keep hoping it will just pop up somewhere unexpected. Or I at least hope that someone else is enjoying it. I hate to think of it languishing in a puddle or heaping box of lost and found. It was a modified version of these scarves - which I haven't made in quite awhile. Probably because by now I have made one for everyone.

This one is quite vibrant, but the dear friend I made it for is such a vibrant woman that she can pull it off!

So now it is onto fingerless mittens. I've learned to do the foundation single crochet. Rock my world! It has such lovely give and stretch! I may use it for everything.
I found this wonderful photo tutorial at snuffykin's journal which helped immensely.
Oh and be sure to check out her adorable mushroom!

I had tried using the FSC article in Interweaves Crochet magazine, but the illustrations just did not translate into 3-d for my brain. I started out with this lovely tutorial from Crochet Me for the mitts, but have been modifying it quite a bit for yarn substitution, fit and edging. I haven't taken photos yet, but will post them when I do finally get around to it. I hope to sneak in a bit of crocheting today inbetween preparing for taxes and updating some software.