5 January 2013

Crochet Scarf And In Praise Of Others

Just before Christmas, I rather fancied swaddling myself in some festive colours.  I really don't suit a harsh red so this 'very cherry' shade by Sublime is perfect!

The scarf is simply alternate rows of trebles and doubles to give a ribbed effect, with a cream scalloped edge.

By the time I'd finished it of course, Christmas was over and done.  I don't know about you but my thoughts are most definitely leaning towards Spring now.  I hope the addition of the Attic 24 May Rose has made it a little more blossom and birdsong than Hohoho!

It looks lush with my new coat, even if I do say so myself!

One of my many New Year's Resolutions is to keep my crochet and yarn more tidy.  I admit, I am a messy creature and tend to leave little piles of yarny detritus in every room.  It's not such fun when I'm desperately looking for my 5mm hook or tapestry needle.

I stumbled upon a much-longed-for handled basket whilst shopping in Mevagissey.  Just the job for my current works in progress!

My hooks?  Well, I now have the prettiest hook roll ever.  Look ...

It was made for me by one of my lovely new Instagram friends, Rachael.  Rachael sews so beautifully and has a Folksy shop here.

If I can't make my own pressies, I'm a big fan of Folksy and Etsy when it comes to gift-giving.  Here are a few of my favourite purchases ...

1. Westie Brooch from Alex McQuade  2. Flower Brooch from Buttercup Boutique  3. Christmas Tree from Raven's Stained Glass  4. Birdie Brooch from Buttercup Boutique.

So many talented people out there.



  1. The scarf is very pretty,I love it.
    I like the hook roll,I am going to check out her shop.
    Laura xx

  2. LOVE your scarf! I'm not a big fan of red either.That color is perfect!

  3. The scarf is perfect it's beautiful! I think the pink and flower is great and does not come across as Christmassy. Lovely hook roll too x

  4. Ooh thank you for the mention! The pics are great - can you do all my photography for me please??

  5. oohh what lovely creations here today, love love love your scarf and it doesn't look too Christmassy at all x

  6. Loving the scarf! Jille xx

  7. funny you should say that - I have a christmas scarf sitting on the chair beside me as I type! Might have to copy and credit!
    I also had to sort out my pile of wool (thus the cupboard on IG!) as it was literally getting beyond a joke...bigger than the chair I was sitting on!

    I'm going crochet cold turkey..it's tough man
    fee x

  8. That's a gorgeous scarf Heather I'm loving your colour choices :)
    I was just on my way to lucy's I'm having a go at the may rose wreath to cheer me up for springtime x

  9. What lovely little things! Yes there are treasures to be found amongst this crafty community that's for sure! :) x

  10. Very lovely scarf- I think that little flower detail finishes it off perfickly.
    And it looks great with your new coat, too!
    Have a lovely week.

  11. That roll for your hooks is so much nicer than my old jam jar. I really must get more organised :)

  12. Lovely scarf, so cheery, just what you need on a grey day!

  13. Beautiful scarf, and the sweet little crochet flower is the perfect finishing touch.
    Loving that sweet little crochet hook roll too - like mandicraft, mine sit rather prosaically in an old jam jar alongside pencils and pens. But atleast I know where they are which is something!
    Lovely stuff from other crafty people too - thanks for sharing Heather.
    Gill xx

  14. The scarf is so pretty, Heather! And I loved seeing those pretty handmades too, so many lovely things!
    Have a happy week and keep cosy!
    Helen x

  15. Lovely scarf and the hook roll is great! Hand made is the best :) xx

  16. Hello, so lovely to find your blog. I really like the scarf you have made its beautiful

    Laura xxx


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