Caramel Apple Blossom Scarf

Caramel Apple Blossom Scarf
50% Silk, 50% Wool, Knit & Crochet.

So I was feeling a little hungry when I named this scarf! The yarn colour is officially called linen – which is nice and all but I really felt like it was a yummy creamy caramel colour.

It’s deliciously silky soft and cuddly – just like the last scarf I made with this gorgeous yarn.

As I mentioned in the last post, this scarf is sporting some super cute buttons – all wooden. A couple of apple buttons (which I’m very partial too – see this post for evidence!), a couple of butterfly buttons picked up at the Mansfield Bush Market, and two very special leaf buttons. They are special because my dear daughter gifted them to me, bringing them back from Japan on her recent trip there. I really had to think hard about whether to use them – but the luxurious silky soft yarn is from Japan, so it felt right. Besides, it just didn’t look quite finished without them.

This yarn is so beautiful, even the tags are worth keeping for their sweet little inspirational quotes. Cute. Very Cute.

The unique bit about this scarf is the ‘Apple Blossom’ keeper. I designed it so you can tuck the other end of the scarf through this keeper to make sure it stays together…and in place. For those windy days when you feel like that next big gust will rip the scarf right off and take it whirling through the air. Tis not often this happens but felt like a nice way to add some pretty details to a scarf whilst also adding some practicality. (It’s a weird photo I know, tea canister tucked into the scarf!? What the? but I wanted to show you the keeper/loop bit and couldn’t think of another way.)

So, that’s it for today… off to contemplate the next project – or maybe finish a couple of others still waiting for my return!

I really need to work on that, but finishing stuff is just not as much fun as starting it! Don’t you think?


Silky Lacey Scarf for my Sister

Silky Lacey Scarf
90% Cotton, 10% Silk, crochet

This cute little number is for my sweet Sister… made especially for her and her love of black clothing. It’s nice and light, not too bulky or chunky, drapes beautifully and has a lace like effect with the stitch combination. It’s actually the Luna Scarf pattern but with my own twist.
You see… I must confess… that I have trouble following patterns… and recipes for that matter! I just can’t help myself and always end up adding in extra spices, vegetables or stitches! I really like adding my own ideas of what I think tastes nice or looks pretty. I don’t think you should feel limited by a pattern – it should form the base of something that you can colour in as you please. Hence I rarely end up following a pattern or recipe to the letter. And to be honest, this pattern called for 383 chains to begin with and didn’t fancy crocheting into 383 chains! Plus I wanted the scarf to be tiny bit more solid/chunky than the original – you know, a little warmth and a little lacey. I also tweaked the picot edge so it followed the natural peaks of the pattern. I think the finished result is a lovely balance of warmth, lightness and lacey – perfect for my sis!