I'd like to introduce you to a friend of mine. She's been hanging around here for quite some time, patiently waiting for her spot on the blog and although she has made tiny little cameo appearances here and there, her day in the sun is long overdue.
She is not a flesh and blood friend, she is actually a yarny creation as you no doubt guessed. But she's been hanging around with me an awful lot and she does make me very happy indeed so I thought you might like to meet her. I'm calling her Sophie.
If you are at all familiar with the work of the phenomenally talented Sophie Digard, the name will hopefully make some sense. If you're not, do take a moment to click the link above to see some pictures of her creations, you'll be amazed. Her work is extremely fine, she often uses cotton threads to make her designs. I'd love to do the same, but as much as I admire it, I don't think I could quite contemplate crocheting an entire scarf from teeny tiny thread like that. So, this is my version, my little homage. It's from dk yarn so less delicate but easier and much more manageable for me.
My Sophie has been a joy from start, because she was so much fun to make. She requires lots of circles in different colours, so I could make them systematically, pile them up, sort them and arrange them. My favourite crochet pastime! Then it was good to see her come together and start to take shape and then last of all I got to wear her and cuddle her around me. Perfect.
I made her originally to go with my aubergine coloured coat and I think she works with it beautifully. She's received lots of compliments whilst I've been out and about with her so I'm really can't help but be quite proud of her.
I made her to be nice and long and plentiful, I like a scarf you can wrap around. So, even though she is quite full of holes, she can still be incredibly warm. I've actually found her quite versatile like that, I can wrap her up to snuggle in with my coat, but I can wear her just draped over my shoulder, or tied loosely in front too. She's pretty clever that way.
Because I made her quite a while ago, I've actually, for once, got the pattern pretty much ready to go. So I'll be finishing up the last bits of preparation and then I hope to have here to share with you next week. That'll be pretty exciting, to send her out into the big, wide, world! I really hope you like her too.
In the meantime, I'll leave you with a few more shots to enjoy...
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Pattern now available.