Friday, 8 August 2008

Fan Scarf...and EEEK!

So here I am, uploading the above photo quietly in front of the computer, when I notice something dangling from the middle of my fringe. Pull it off only to discover a very large green caterpillar! I wouldn't mind, but I have been home from dog-walking for an hour now...does this mean he's been nestling in my hair all this time? Brrrr!!!

Anyway, the above is a scarf I rustled up yesterday - yes, it really was that quick. I have been wanting to make something in this pattern for ages but needed varigated yarn and didn't really want to fork out for some Noro until I saw how the finished article looked. While pottering about in our local cheapy shop, home to those nice wooden boxes, I discovered this really quite pretty pink acrylic yarn and it worked a treat - I love how each fan turns out a different colour and looks like it has been made separately. Now, should it go on Etsy or should I keep it......

Also finished a shrug I have been making - pictures another time as it is currently being blocked and is wet. The summer holidays rock - getting so much done, it's great!!

5 comments:

natural attrill said...

That is quick, it looks like it would take ages to make. The pattern reminds me of those pretty doillys you find in antique shops.
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Magpie Magic said...

What a clever thing you are! The scarf is great. I love the pattern. I wonder if it would work if you did it with very, very fine laceweight yarn and work it into a necklace? Maybe with a flower clasp? It might make the most gorgeous choker... I could also see it working as a belt made from sturdy hemp. Or maybe it could work with your new pineapple or nettle yarn?

Hope you put the caterpillar in a safe place. I am sure he just wanted to come and look at the lovely flower garden you painted on the box... :-)

Caroline B said...

Lots of ideas for this pattern Sybille, lots!
Well, Mr. Caterpillar survived being thrown to the floor (sorry, gut reaction!) and was then put gently outside in the garden although why I am contributing to the destruction of my plants I don't know!!

Laura said...

What a beautiful pattern. Lovely colours too!

THE SIR, James Suhr said...

that is a beautiful pattern! where did you find that?