Saturday, 22 June 2013

something a little different....

When I went to the Mill Rose bloggy get together the shop had some gorgeous scarves at the counter with the wool to make them.
A few of us brought a ball and I must admit it was the most expensive ball of yarn I have ever brought.
So the pattern and yarn came home with me and after a few false starts and un-doing I was going to chuck it in but I couldn't bear to waste the yarn as it is so gorgeous.
Friday in between cleaning and washing duties I decided to pick up the crochet hook and have one last go at it.
Eureka! I have been happily working on it all yesterday and am almost finished.
I really want to wear it tomorrow so my crochet hook and I will be spending some time together again.
I think another ball will be coming home with me next visit to Mill Rose in a different colour way, it really is lovely to work with and makes a nice change from fabric crafting.

Maisie decided to unleash her inner kitten and went a little crazy with the ball while I was trying to get a few rows done. She was undoing as I was trying to crochet a row. Maybe she should stick to quilt flimsies!
Sun is shining again today after a frosty start to the day.
Only one week to go!
happy days

marina

 ps. I haven't been totally neglecting other projects, I  chose to work on my novelty hexies this week and have stitched my second row of novelty hexies together and am working on filling in the green stepping stones.

37 comments:

Farm Gate Creations said...

Oh Wow! That scarf looks amazing Marina. I can't wait to see it at our next meet up.

Christine M said...

Glad you kept trying Marina. Your scarf is looking great. That wool is gorgeous.

Cheryll said...

OOOhhh I LoVe it!!! Both the pattern and the yarn are wonderful! Why didn't I see THAT!!! too busy taking I suppose...lol
Enjoy wearing it... :)

Narelle said...

Cheeky Maisie :-)
Your scarf is looking gorgeous in those colours and I love the pattern.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I stood there longingly at that wool but alas I can not knot or Crochet. If I could I too would have grabbed one. Please wear it to the next blog meet so I can steal, whoops borrow it! :)

Anita said...

Hi Marina,
It certainly is the weather for making scarves, I have just been doing the same thing. Love the colours of the yarn, just gorgeous. Happy crocheting.
Cheers, Anita.

Raewyn said...

Wow I can see why you were tempted by the wool - it is really cool and knits/crochets up gorgeously. What a neat design too!

katherine said...

This is gorgeous. Wool is a bit expensive at times but this looks like it was well worth it.

barb's creations said...

I hope to get to see this at our next Mill Rosie meet up it's just gorgeous and is tempting me to buy some and have a go at making myself one. Was the wool very expensive and the pattern?? :) Barb.

Fiona said...

I'm relieved to hear you havent neglected the hexies!!! that wool is amazing with the different colours and so effective with your lovely clam shell crochet...
Hugz

Maria said...

What a gorgeous scarf.. My DD bought some of that nice yarn at the Perth craft show. Nice to have a change and even Maisie is enjoying it...LOL

Susan said...

It's gorgeous Marina, what brand is the wool? It almost tempts me to start crochet again. It's a good idea to buy what you really love, even if it is a bit expensive, as it usually guarantees a finish. Can't wait to see the end result.

Mistea said...

Very pretty in those lovely bright colours.
Enjoy the last week.

Cath said...

Oh, it is such a lovely scarf and I am so glad you persevered and it came good for you. The yarn is so lovely as well. Well worth the price, I would say.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Lynda said...

Such pretty wool Marina. Love your scarf.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina and Maisie,Spending that bit extra on wool is good especially as it is going around your neck. The wool certainly looks a interesting combination of colours. You could wear this with lots of different tops.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Bev.

Shirley said...

I seem to have missed a few posts here Marina but what gorgeousness I have found. That scarf is amazing.

Michelle Ridgway said...

That yarn is gorgeous as is the scarf...love it. Well done for preserving.

Josie said...

Wow! That wool was worth every penny you spent on it... it's gorgeous! Love how the colours work up. Great pattern too. Now... with a little more help from Maisie you might just be wearing it tomorrow.... I hope! Hugs

Lib said...

Obviously Maisie is much more interested in yarn than material lol. Scarf looks gorgeous I will keep my eyes open for it out and about today.

Elyte said...

Beautiful result, glad you persisted Marina.
Hope you are wearing it now with all this icy weather.

Lin said...

Really gorgeous Marina - such beautiful colours and it is so good to see some different crochet. xx

elliek said...

One beautiful scarf. The colours are so gorgeous. Well done

elliek said...

Beautiful scarf gorgeous colour! Well done

Karen said...

I really like the way the colours come together with this yarn. Hope you managed to finish it! Gorgeous.

Nicky said...

That looks tricky Marina! Can't think woolly scarves here, not that it is all that warm!

Jindi's Cottage said...

That yarn has definite WOW factor...gorgeous...and I'm loving the whole effect of the pattern you chose with the variations in the colour...enjoy being warm and cosy...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

That is gorgeous Marina....

Tatkis said...

Such a wonderful scarf, colours are magnificent!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Charlie and Wendy said...

Oh wow Marina, your scarf looks amazing, what a beautiful yarn!!

Jacky Patterson said...

It does look lovely, is this the one you wore to work?

Carrie P. said...

OH, my goodness! that scarf is gorgeous. Good for you for trying the pattern again. great job1

Anne McAllister said...

Marina that is gorgeous! Annie and I have made the easier "all trebles" pattern but this is beautiful - you little achiever you!!!

Anne McAllister said...

Gorgeous Marina! Love the pattern, Annie and I have opted for the easier treble only pattern.

kiwikid said...

Love the scarf Marina..you have done a great job with it!!
xx

wish2stitch said...

That is beautiful wool and well worth the effort to complete your scarf.

Anita said...

I love the colours in that scarf, I hope you get it finished to wear it in time. Lovely pattern too.
Cheers, Anita.