Thursday, March 24, 2011

Something for me and something to help...

Obsession crochet continues apace.  A friend from past recently posted on Facebook "does anyone knit or crochet"...turned out she was looked for people to crochet or knit tea cosies for a leukaemia fundraiser she was involved with.  Her friend's child died of the disease and hearing that made me need to do something for her event.  Happily this coincided with my other need; to crochet at every given moment of the day.  The result:


Not quite a knitted tea cosy, but seriously cute and took very very little of my time.  More gems from the Arigurumi book previously mentioned.  So I very happily posted these off yesterday and am hoping someone takes a fancy to them and donates some money to the research cause at the same time.

Meanwhile, the something for me cause still looms large.  So I have been working merrily away on Kim Miller's Infinity Scarf (pattern here on knitpicks).  This is a BIG experiment for me as I am using entirely the wrong wool for the job.  Her pattern used gloss sock yarn (so fingering weight or 4 ply) and I am using Sirdar Juicy DK - a gorgeously strokey bamboo and cotton blend.  However, I did a test of the tension and it seemed pretty much OK, and the Juicy is pretty thing for a DK (meant to be around 8 ply).  It is a lovely soft greyish colour and feels lovely.  Bit of a bother to crochet as the strands happily separate at the slightest manipulation, but am getting around that mostly fine and I figured the different wool won't really matter as long as I end up with something that goes around my neck.  I guess a scarf doesnt really need to be super duper accurate.  


Anyway, this one is a work in progress but the progress is making me very happy.  I really love it already.  I still have to decide (once it's finished) whether to add the crochet edging and fringes.  I have a feeling I will add the edge but not the fringe but it's hard to tell until I am closer to that point.


Anyway, best get on with it so I can wear it while we still have winter (I know it just started but I am terrible for becoming distracted).  There was another FO today but that will have to wait...

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