I'm far too excited to wait for a grand reveal of my Rainbow Bliss Scarf, so I am popping in today to share some WIP pictures with you.
You may recall a little while ago, I purchased a Special Gift for myself ~ some rather beautiful and luxurious Debbie Bliss Andes yarn...
I knew I really wanted to make a cosy scarf with this wool, after being inspired by one I had seen on the most amazing French blog here. I was instantly smitten by the random stripes of Cecile's scarf and set about finding a pattern that would be suitable for my own.
I eventually (after heaps of searching) stumbled upon a rather nice one which is known as Sultan Stitch; you can find it in the Handbook of Crochet Stitches by Betty Barnden. It's a fairly easy one to follow and I reckon most folks who can do a Double Crochet (US) stitch would be able to pick this pattern up relatively fast.
This wool is an absolute dream to crochet with, it's almost like working with warm air and so very, very soft. I managed to save up to buy three more balls to add to my collection, and these are the colours I am using for my randomly striped scarf here:
From left to right, top row: Ruby 08, Gold 06, Apple 10
Middle row: Denim 12, Duck Egg 11, Sage 09
Bottom row: Rose 15, Dusky Pink 16 and Fawn 05
I'm almost looking forward to the colder days, so I can put this on! It's going to be a pretty long scarf as I like to be able to wrap them around myself a couple of times. It won't be long before it's finished though, the rate I'm going, just got those pesky ends to sew in and then it will be ready to wear!
I have to say that I'm also enjoying the randomness of the colour scheme on this scarf...adding whatever takes my fancy and not being to rigid about it. The colours also look delicious when nestled next to one another...
I think when I have completed this scarf, I will have to finish my Japanese Flower Shawl (which you can see here), and which I'm making out of the remnants from my Sirdar Sublime rainbow ripple blanket. You see, I was rather blown away by yet another beautiful make by Vanessa over at Coco Rose Diaries here...what an inspiration she is, and thanks to her I am now inspired to get my own well and truly done. I do like scarves and shawls, there's something very comforting about having something warm and soft to nestle into when it's cold and windy outside.
Despite Autumn arriving here rather suddenly though, I am rather looking forward to the cooler seasons. I feel a longing for walks in the forest with my little family, a carpet of crisp golden leaves below us and a bright blue sky above as we look for chestnuts. There is nothing more satisfying following an afternoon of chestnut hunting than to come home to hot buttered crumpets and pots of steaming tea. I love Autumn, and it makes me smile to think of those happy times just around the corner!
So! I'd best get cracking if I'm to finish all these projects if I'm wanting to wear them this side of Christmas! I will be back soon, hopefully with a picture of myself modelling the finished Rainbow Bliss Scarf - and also with my flower shawl to show you too!
Thank you for stopping by and visiting today, sending love to you, wherever you are in the world ~
Julia x x x