Phew, how exciting is that? Seriously, I was starting to get concerned about my lack of getting anything over the finish line lately. This week, I finished two things! One of them I started & finished in less than 3 days. How sweet is that?
So, without further adieu may I present my Loony Luna Lovegood scarf:
The pattern is here. I did make a modification to this. Of course I did, I can’t leave anything well enough alone now can I? I left out the row of single crochet and the picot row and added one extra row to each side of 2dc ch3 2dc in the top of each 5dc cluster from the row below. I wanted those points to be a little extra pointy. I used Koigu Kersti (on sale at Three Bags Full thank you very much) and I was very surprised to find it bleeding a fair bit of colour when I put it in for a soak. I didn’t get any colour transfer on my hands while I was crocheting so hopefully it won’t lose anymore colour.
It’s a really cute scarf but I’m not sure how much use I’ll get out of it. I’m not the kind of person who wears scarves as an accessory per se and I’m pretty sure this is an accessory type scarf. I certainly can’t see it keeping you very warm on a cold morning commute.
I started this scarf when I was showing yarnpiggy how to crochet last Sunday and I had it done, soaked and blocking by Wednesday evening. Super quick project and I could see it being a pretty great Christmas present for folks that likes accessories. Giggle.
Okay, next finished object is Roy G. Biv:
Please ignore the bra strap, focus on the cowl. Because I’m super lazy I’m going to cut & paste what I wrote on the flickr description for this project. I just don’t feel like typing it again.
1 skein of Silk Garden Lite.
5 mm 16 inch circular
Stockinette Feather & Fan in the round
Cast on 126 stitches, join in the round then:
Row 1 & 2 – Knit
Row 3 – *[K2 tog] 3 times, [yo k1] 6 times, [k2 tog] 3 times, rep from *
Row 4 – Knit
*Notes* – You could do row 4 as a purl row if you want that nice little garter ridge. Also, if I had it to do over, I think I’d cast on 18 less stitches (108) for a slightly snugger cowl.
That’s about it for now. Most of the time lately I’m reading about biopsychology, psychopathy, somatotyping, and serial killers. Good times, good times. My first research assignment is due in two weeks and I have to analyze the life of Ted Bundy using either the theory proposed by Robert Hare or Hans Eysenck. I’m leaning towards the Hare. I just finished his book a couple of weeks ago so that’s all very fresh in my mind and I’m feeling it explains Bundy quite nicely.
Wow, that went from happy finished projects to serial killers in about 150 words. Sorry about that! Have a good rest of the weekend everyone.