I had finished the main body of the scarf for Part 2 and just had to crochet around the edges. I say "only" but crochet is not my strong suit.
|Crochet around the rosy|
So, above, is my first round of single crochet (sc). I went around once and then when I got to the short end, I crocheted the lace edging. The lace edging is made up primarily of chains, connected to the edge by a sc.
As you can see, the main body was knitted with mohair (so soft) and the edging is crocheted with a hemp blend that feels like cotton. I love the hemp yarn and really want to make a real garment with it. (I already have a pattern picked out - alas, I have to buy a full book for the pattern though).
|Lace edging - It's a chain thang|
When the first short edge got it's lace edge crocheted on, then I did another sc down the length of one side of the scarf that brought me to the other short end. I then crocheted the same lace edge on that. Once the second edge was complete, I crocheted sc down the other long end and tied off once I got back to the first lace edge.
There it is - Complete! The lace edging was a nice challenge for me, where it was not super hard, but I had to think a bit. I will admit that Vince's mom had to show me what to do, I was counting the sc all wrong.
|Very feminine, indeed|
The instruction would state to do something in the first sc and then skip one sc and blah, blah. Well, I was not thinking with my crochet hat on, so I was counting the stitches in the chain as a sc! I had loops all over the place! Vince's mom set me straight.
|The scarf debut|
I wore the scarf to work today, with the knot off to the side. It was so nice: light and airy.
|Scarf in action|
I always buy too much yarn for projects. I still have a full ball and a quarter of the mohair and about half of the hemp. This project did not even take up one full ball of either. I like having extra, but I feel like I must go forth in the world and make something else with it right away. I could knit another scarf, but I hate repeating a project.
I am searching Ravelry and my current library of knit and crochet patterns for something to do with them. These were my special luxury yarn buys from Christmas. The project(s) I choose for these must be worthy. I already have a few ideas....