Now that I write the title for the post about this project - the Journey Scarf - I can't tell you how much I wish I could tell you how I started and finished it on a train, or spent hours working on it whilst flying over the Atlantic, or, at the very least, how I have come so far on my personal journey whilst creating it.
But I can't tell you any of those because in actual fact I just worked on it over various evenings slobbed out in front of the telly, it didn't even leave the house to be hooked on waiting for the Little People to come out of school or ANYTHING. Nope, just plain old living-room crochet-ness.
Crochet really is magical isn't it ? It never fails to amaze me how creating little loops and pulling more loops through can create such an intricate design. Out of basically a ball of string comes a thing of beauty - if I may say so myself :) It's wizardry :)
I'm really chuffed with this scarf, I love the colour, the pattern, the texture. For a lacy scarf it's got a lovely weightiness and solidity about it. No getting wafted about in the wind for this one.
I found the pattern on ravelry, you can find it here.
My Journey Scarf measures 150cm long, by 20cm wide, after steam blocking. It's made up of 28 motifs joined using the join-as-you-go method, and has a border round the edge. I used nearly one full skein (170g) of Caron Simply Soft in Plum Wine. I bought this yarn in the US (oh Florida! How I miss you!), and according to the label it is yarn weight 4: in UK terms I'd call it a slightly heavy DK although one site I looked at classes it as Aran. So I guess it's sort of in between. And joyously, since buying it, I've discovered it for sale online in the UK, yippee!! (Or should that be oh dear ...)
I'm fortunate enough to have a very beautiful and willing model to hand to help display the scarf .... here she is .... gorgeous don't you think ? Scarf and model of course :) ♥♥♥♥♥
Little Miss was more than happy to help out, not least because after school today there was a Book Fair which we all - except her - dropped into. She couldn't join us as she has Sewing Club (envious? Moi? Hell yes! Never had Sewing Club when I was at school) so anyway I said I'd get her a book, "Anything in particular" I asked ? "Surprise me" she said, so I did - bought her a new loom band book. She was Very Happy with that :) And scampered off to make me a new loom band bracelet .... with embellishments .... whaddya think ?