It used to seem such a boring thing to do. So very long and so very dull they seemed to be, just repeat after repeat, after repeat. On and on and on.
Very strange reasoning really and I've totally changed my mind on them now. I don't know why I didn't see it this way before but now they seem speedy things to make. They may be long, oh yes indeed. But that does not really matter, because they have a redeeming feature. They are thin! Even a fairly thick scarf is pretty thin in the scheme of things.
So now, I quite like making scarves. I can fairly whip through the things.
Which is why I decided that I would cave in to the demands of my mind changing Little Miss and make her another scarf. It's wasn't long ago that she was given this one, but the ungrateful wretch has taken umbrage with the thing and refuses to wear it any longer.
However, she managed to win me over to the point where I conceded to make her a replacement when we both got excited about a stripy scarf we saw in Joules. She was very taken with the colours and as she is a child who asks for very little as a general rule, we agreed to leave the one in the shop on the promise she could have free rein picking colours when sorting through my acrylic stash later that day.
She did a good job with her selection I think. I made suggestions but ultimately the decision was hers and I think she's happy with the end result. She wanted something nice and wide so she only had to wrap it around once, but it had to be long enough to tie too. Fussy madam.
She approved the stripe order, the stitch pattern and the addition of tassels. I just carried it all out.
For the time being at least, Mummy has done good!
: : COLOURS : :
1. Stylecraft Special DK - Emperor (1425)
2. King Cole Big Value - Mustard (323)
3. Red Heart Shimmer - Pink (04)
4. Stylecraft Special DK - Sherbert (1034)
5. Stylecraft Special DK - Grape (1067)
6. Stylecraft Special DK - Cream (1005)
7. King Cole Big Value DK - Rose (327)
Almost identical to: Stylecraft Special DK - Fondant (1241)
8. Stylecraft Life DK - Mint (3242)
: : PATTERN : :
A variation on the shell and V stitch pattern.
(I missed out the 'v' and used a dc (UK terms) instead)
Just before I go, I wanted to thank you all for your wonderful feedback on my little slipper problem.
It seems to be that I'm not alone in my dilema of crochet footwear but there are steps that can be taken.
I think you're all right, that wool would be a better bet than cotton. Silly choice on my part really, knowing how out of shape cotton can get. Felting might be an option, but to be honest I'm a little afraid of this one, what it I felt them too much? I'm definitely going to try putting them in the washing machine to tighten them up a bit though and if all each fails, they might just become a pretty item to display in the bedroom.