26 September 2013

Fruity Scarf

I was quite tempted to christen this the 'Smug Scarf'.



You see, I crocheted all the ends in as I went along.  I know!  It was nothing short of an epiphany.  I chuffing hate the sewing-in bit at the end of a project.  It hangs over me like a woolly cloud.

(I did the final 'trim' after blocking.)



The blocking took place on a towel, on the lounge carpet, after a gentle handwash.  With hindsight, I couldn't have picked somewhere with more of a footfall.  Talk about moths to a flame; I must have shrieked "MIND MY CROCHET!" over a hundred times.


Ten rows of half trebles (half doubles US) in each colour and two of the cream in between.  Back and forwards, back and forwards.  Effortless.  I enjoyed every single stitch.


Those wonderful, wonderful colours.

Are you smiling?

Colours do that don't they?  Make you smile.  Lift your spirits.


I used Rooster Almerino dk wool.  It's got the loveliest drape.



I'd say that's definitely today's 5-A-Day covered, wouldn't you?


xxx

34 comments:

  1. Gor-ge-ous Heather. So neat and man the colours. Have never tried a stripey crochet. I should as this is just lovely.
    Clever mrs! X

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  2. Super duper inspiring! I really LOVE the end result, and the order of colours you've used is just sublime. Enjoy it :)

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  3. Love your scarf and the colours.
    Anne xx

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  4. This is just gorgeous. I NEED to make one - I love the colours you have used x x

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  5. Beautiful Heather - just in time for Autumn too.
    Kate x

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  6. What a beautiful scarf and you have every right to feel smug. I on the other hand will be sewing in the ends of my ripple blanket through gritted teeth!

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  7. Oh YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY! I bet that is gorgeous draped around the neck. Beautiful colour combination H.....dreamy indeedy. Rooster Almerino is divine yarn. I'd feel very smug too.....and end sewing in as you go along? Mega impressed! Wish I had the discipline, but i've come to just accept doing it all at the end! Would maybe help if I didn't choose such bleeding large projects everytime!

    I might just hang out here for a bit and drool away........xxx

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  8. What a beautiful scarf! Gorgeous colours that really do sing set off by the cream. It looks like the kind of project that has bliss all over it - lovely yarn, lovely colours, essentially straightforward pattern - makes every moment of making and wearing a pleasure! Inspirational! E x

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  9. Ahh yes, as you go is the only way! Well, that's always been my take on it any how ;)

    It's a beautiful scarf and the colours are adorable, what a beautiful project to show them off to the full. I bet you're almost wishing for colder weather now...

    S x

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  10. WOW!!! P R E T T Y. and clever you with the ends.
    Happy weekend
    love jooles xxx

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  11. It's like a packet of Refreshers sweets!! Totally yummy! Cx

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  12. Oooooo Heather , it's absolutely gorgeous! I love it! The yarn is beautiful....I used it to make a lampshade and a cushion in exactly those colours! xxxx

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  13. Brilliant colour choices and a gorgeous finished scarf.
    Clever bunny, aren't you?!
    Xx

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  14. My credit card loves that sort of colour combination. If it saw that scarf in a shop, it would leap out of my handbag, over the counter, and type in its PIN while I was still preoccupied by the scented soaps in the far corner. In fact, it would probably look around for a matching blanket.

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  15. Gorgeous scarf. I love it very much. Those colours are lovely. X

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  16. Fab-u-lous darling! I LOVE it! Can you make one for me please??!
    Happy weekend,
    Caroline xxx

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  17. Lovely scarf! i really like that wool

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  18. It's really lovely Heather. The colours are sooo nice, particularly the glaze one, my favourite!!!
    Have a great time in Yarndale! Pati x

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  19. Great blog post, a journey through your project and I love the photo of your dog. Now onto that gorgeous scarf, beautifully done, the colours are fantastic, well done with doing your ends as you went along .... applause x

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  20. WOW! Fantastic scarf - lovely, lovely colours. I want one! What a pretty post and a pleasure to feast my eyes on. Just lovely x

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  21. It's gorgeous Heather, I love the colours you chose. Are you still going to yarndale tomorrow?
    Hope to see you there.
    Jacquie x

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  22. Just gorgeous! Must try crocheting in the ends as I go, although when in the mood I actually find sewing-in ends satisfyingly therapeutic.
    You chose some wonderful colours Heather.
    Enjoy wearing as much as you enjoyed making!
    Gill xx

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  23. Golly gosh, that is just beautiful. I love all those colours and Rooster yarn is like a dream to crochet with xox Penny

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  24. Your scarf is gorgeous Heather! I love the Rooster Almerino yarn too (using the aran weight at the moment which I haven't used before) the colours are just lovely. Well done for getting rid of those ends as you go...I force myself to do it...but always glad I did at the end!
    Happy Sunday,
    Susan x
    P.S Your Bertie is so photogenic x

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  25. Beautiful!
    I have to weave in ends as I go because I just know I would never do them if I left them all to the end.
    Hope you had a fabby weekend in Skipton x

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  26. this is so pretty!! (i cruised over from knitso...looking for more goodies about Yarndale which I would have LLLLLLOOOOOVVVVVEEEDDDD to have attended...if not for the big pond between me and it)....so glad I did!!

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  27. Yummy scarf in yummy colours! Did you follow a pattern or make it up as you went along? How did you do the fringe? I've come across that yarn before and it is sublime! Hanging around here for a while - Craft Hippy xx

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    1. Hi Jane. I made it up as I went along in so much as it's just row after row of 30 htr (hdc). Easy peasy! The last row at each end is simply ch3, sk3, slip stitch, etc to make 10 'loops'. I then threaded folded strands of yarn through, fold first, to make the tassels. Hope that makes sense! x

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  28. I always mean to do the ends as I go ... Never happens! I love your blog and live this scarf! So pleased to have found your blog. Emma x

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  29. This took my breath away when I saw it. I was wondering what size hook you used?

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    1. Oh thank you! I'm pretty sure it was a 4.5mm hook. x

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