5 January 2015

January Sucks

I'm in a bit of an early January funk so won't stay long.

When I'm Queen, there won't be a January.  I shall erase it from the calendar.

Where are we, the 5th?  Well I've had enough already.

January sucks.

Anyway, I wanted to quickly show you my imaginatively-named 'January Infinity Scarf' now that it is finished.


It actually began life here in, ahem, June 2013!  Goodness knows what I originally intended it to be; June seems an unlikely month to start a scarf, even for me.


For whatever reason, not long after this photograph, I must have carefully rolled it up and popped it in my WIP bag and there it stayed for eighteen months.  Unloved and unfinished.  (Ashamed much?)

Until last week.



I like it.  I like it a lot.  In fact, I'm wearing it now, as I type.


The deets if you're interested …

Yarn : Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.
Hook : 4mm (and 4.5mm hook for foundation chain).
Stitch : Half treble (half double US).
Construction : 30 (& 2 for turning) stitches wide x 20 rows for each colour.  11 colours in total.  Scarf measures approximately 64 inches in length.  Double crochet (single crochet US) last row and first row together, wrong sides facing.  Weave in ends (bonus points if you crocheted them in as and when you changed colours!).

Edited to add : see following post for the exact colours I used.



xxx

33 comments:

  1. I'm with you about January. It felt like the middle of the night when I had to get up this morning.
    I finished a scarf last night and had meant to take some photos today - maybe tomorrow? Who knows. I blink - and I've missed the daylight! happy 2015. x

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  2. Love it ! I'm sure it will that gorgeous Heather smile back to your face ! I've just discovered Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, its beyond yummy isn't it ? I also just have to mention THE PEGS - OMG I LOVE THEM !!!
    Don't let the January glums get to you, just pop over for a quick Pootle, I'll put the kettle on, Kate xxxx

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  3. Very pretty scarf ~ I love the colour combination too :O)xx

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  4. Gorgeous scarf - I absolutely love the colours! I, too, am working on a scarf that I started last January. I have decided I MUST finish my WIPs before I am allowed to start any new projects (except charity projects), so I may just be wearing my scarf before summer arrives. But I am not holding my breath...

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  5. It's very pretty. I love to crochet that way, with wide stripes of one color at a time. I'm working on a blanket like this right now, actually.

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  6. Ahem - some of us have birthdays in January and think it's a pretty good month, thank you very much! :-) Love your scarf, whatever it started life as! xx

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  7. Agreed January sucks big style! love the scarf though and you must be proud as punch for finally dealing with it. You clever duck you xx

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  8. Oh I've just discovered Debbie Bliss Eco baby and I'm in love! So very soft. January gets to me sometimes as well. This year I'm helped along because my daughter's birthday is this month and it gives me something to look forward to and crochet for. Good luck with your winter blues! And I love your scarf!

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  9. It's gorgeous Heather. I love your colour choices and it looks great on you.
    Jacquie x

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  10. Your scarf is gorgeous!! I do hope the January funk leaves you very soon.
    Anne xx

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  11. It can suck if you let it , get outdoors , look for colour or as you have already done ... make your own colour . My birthday is in January so if you become queen and get rid of it does that mean I'll be ageless ? :-)

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  12. Noooooooooooooo - don't get rid of January, it is my birthday month!! :)

    Your scarf is lovely, looks so comfy and cosy.

    Helenxx

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  13. It's beautiful! Love all the different colors in it. It's a very happy scarf!
    xx Beca

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  14. Gorgeous scarf, the colours are beautiful. January makes spring and summer seem even more wonderful I think. I like the rest from the high energy of summer. Like a tree, I have a little rest in the winter. Evenings in front of the television, afternoons spent baking. Of course, all of the busy stuff has to be done too, but it's not quite as manic as when the garden and the allotment are growing like mad. So I'm making the most of it. I hope it passes quickly for you. CJ xx

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  15. Totally agree, hate, hate, hate January!! Lovely scarf though xx

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  16. I like January - besides, my birthday is the last day of the month. For me January is new starts and permission to hole up inside by the fire and crochet! I'm sorry that January makes so many unhappy. I understand - super hot humid weather makes me miserable. I just found your blog. Each January I make a concerted effort to erase five blogs from my following list (it's not hard, there are some I chose to follow but never really connect with - I finally just allow myself to remove them from my reading list) and add five new ones. Finding new blogs is harder. I have found two just today - by complete happenchance. I found yours on pinterest. January Joy! for two new blogs to read and follow - hope the next 26 days bring you some sort of happiness at least until it's February! Sher

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  17. Love these colours. And I'm with you, January is just SO last year.

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  18. It's lovely, just perfect for brightening up January dark days! :) xxx

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  19. Love those shades together H. I bet it feels good to find something started so long ago and finish it, making it into something rather gorgeous! Well at leastJanuary can go by and you can feel snug and warm!

    Take care my friend xxxxx

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  20. Bah to January! The weather seems so much more dark and dismal than just two weeks ago. Love the colours in the infinity scarf. Well done!

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  21. The only good thing about January is that it does mean that there are 12 months before the end of the year instead of just 11 so I do get a bit more time to get all those jobs finished! I love your scarf, the colours are wonderful, so lovely and muted and yet colourful too! I hope that January passes quickly for you and that you enjoy February! xx

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  22. I love the scarf and the subtlety of its colours..... I must admit, I don't like January, either... Have a lovely rest of the week, Heather, Pati x

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  23. I love the pastel type tones in your lovely scarf! I keep meaning to make one of those that is like a long cowl. I know how you feel about January - a grey month indeed but if you hunker down it'll soon pass! J9 x

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  24. I just love your colourful scarf, it's great very cheerful for a grey January day!, Yep don't like January either, roll on spring!xx

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  25. The scarf is brill! How much did it cost to make? as you used 11 colours.I am new to crochet but will try and have a go at making it,it'll probably be ready for my summer hols!!! Please could you list the colours as I would love to use the same,they are so duskily pretty.Also I liked the lacy item you had under your jumper, what is it please if you don't mind me asking,it looked so delicate and pretty.Kind regards Pam.

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  26. I am making this scarf today! It is -2 below. Brrrr.. so cold!! I need a scarf badly and I love yours. So simply even for a novice like me. Thanks so much for the pattern! I love it. :)

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  27. You've made a great scarf out of your abandoned project and I love the colours, but please don't get rid of January when you are Queen, because although I have to agree it's a short of rubbishy month it's also when my birthday happens!

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  28. That is beautiful1 Why oh why are my edges not as neat as yours!???!!!

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  29. Hi Heather! I love the scarf and the soft colours are gorgeous! it's very tempting and to use the same yarn would be such a treat. So nice to finish projects. This seems to be the month for it.

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  30. How do you get the edges to look so nice i always have spaces or miss a stitch somehow

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  31. It looks so squishably soft and beautiful! I wish I bought more cashmerino, it has the most wonderful colours. x

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  32. In love with the colors! I have a few dust bunnies in my closet that are languishing, waiting to be finished! Gah! It's the reality of a happy hooker, I think! Beautiful creation. I want one! But I'm afraid I have a few things to finish first!

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  33. Hello again Heather! Love this scarf. Thank you for the easy to follow patterns.

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