"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Friday, April 20, 2012

Crocheted Queen Anne's Lace Scarf

This week I enjoyed crocheting a scarf in a pattern I first saw on Teresa Kasner's blog. I am so excited that I was able to do it because I lack confidence in following patterns in general, and I was skeptical that I could follow this one because the scarf seems visually complex to me. But I think having done it, that the visual complexity works in my favor to hide any misplaced stitches and inconsistent twists; yet the overall effect pleases me, and I hope will please the one who is receiving it as a gift.
I loved working with the merino nylon mix yarn that I bought at  Designer Yarns in Sandy , Oregon. There was an interesting article in the Oregonian newspaper recently about how the shop came to be. 
The yarn I used is soft sock weight yarn with a nice bounce to it!
  I used a wooden ChiaoGoo size G/6(4.0mm) crochet hook.
Finishing the scarf is a happy way for me to start the weekend which is supposed to be warm and dry for us. Woohoo!!!
What are you anticipating for your weekend?

10 comments:

  1. Wow, Gracie, you did a MARVELOUS job on that scarf! Who will be the lucky recipient? It's a treasure, for sure. Isn't it fun to do? As you know, we leave for the beach day after tomorrow.. fun fun! Enjoy the sunny warm weekend!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Teresa! My son-in-law's mom received the scarf last night and immediately put it on! Thanks for posting the pattern and picture of your beautiful scarf that inspired me to try to make one! <3

      Delete
  2. That is so pretty! I love the way the colors change =)

    We are anticipating being warm for the first time in months... I think we are going to go on a short hike and do a lot of playing at the park.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Amber, I love the way the colors blend in the yarn, too! Hope you and yours are enjoying the sun today!!! <3

      Delete
  3. Your scarf looks wonderful, I love how the colours change and blend along the length, I bet you will get loads of compliments when you wear it.....I wish I could crochet!
    (I will email you about permaculture soon!)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very colourful. Matches the tulips that look like the tulip fields of Holland.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful scarf! The colors are lovely:)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh, I love how colorful the scarf is! It's how I stumbled across your blog! I also saw that gorgeous shawl that has rainbow-like coloring and fell in love! I live in Southwest Washington (waving! Hi!) And am chronically I'll and a ton of chronic body wide pain is part of the package. That is why I dress for comfort. I literally wear slippers to doctor appointments because shoes hurt so badly. Silly, eh? Anyhoo, coats are so stiff and oddly heavy now, so I tend to avoid them and wear robes around the house. But that's a bit too casual for doctor spots ( i.e. my only outings past 6 months has been to doctor and bank.). Then I rediscovered crochet and shawls. :-). I like a good shawl! They go easy over your shoulders, don't weigh a lot, and you can get so creative with them! I can't flower garden anymore, but I can make beautiful colorfuil, cheery things with yarn! I Don't try the lacy, delicate shawls, hands are too fumbly for such close work. So, I am so on a shawl pattern quest every day. Since its almost Christmas (happy birthday Jesus!) Two of my daughters have asked me to fashion a pink scarf, and a slouch beanie. Both projects are new to me. So, that's how I found your blog. My scarf questing! And that shawl of yours is so beautifully colored! I had to say hello, and tell you that I just love your work! I live near enough to you to be able to say hi neighbor! I liked that shawl so much! it is like a rainbow when yuhe sun breaks through the clouds! Congratulations on the recent birth of your grandaughter! My b'day is October 29, so she was born close to my birthday! My first grandchild is due early summer! How precious! Well, thanks for sharing through your blog! :-). I am going to follow your blog, but I promise not to write long comments like this anymore. ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Maschelle! Thanks for visiting and introducing yourself! I tried to email you but your address comes up as a no reply. If you could email me at grayseasailor@gmail.com I would love to type to you! I am so glad you like the scarf. I have made three of them so far. I am waving to you from Boring, Oregon :)

      Delete
  7. Noticed this post in your popular posts list...Very colorful and lovely scarf!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting me today! I welcome your comments!