Friday, 22 July 2011

More hooky



There has been alot of hooky action at my house recently. I was spurred on to finish by the local village show. I entered a crochet cushion last year and was amazed to win first prize, my aim this year was a trophy and I got it, hooorrray. I suppose its important to me to achieve something as I am mostly a SAHM. Most of my life involves the little one.


So after seeing Lucy create the Japanese flower scarf earlier in the year I knew I had to have one. I start immediately as Lucy showed us the pattern, I bought the book from Japan via etsy and bought some Debbie Bliss andes. Which by the way is beautifully soft and has a shiny lustre, its easy to work with and has a nice selection of colours. I chose about ten colours and started. I did about 7 flowers and stopped because as it grew I wasn't sure I would wear it so thought it pointless carrying on. I didn't like all the random colours put together and thought I would prefer it if it was just 3 different colours white, light blue and dark blue so I stopped, I also got distracted by the spring throw. 

I left it for about 3 months then as the show approach I thought I should finish it. As I worked on it I liked it more and more and when it was big enough to drape over my shoulder I began to love it. Its so lovely and soft and I thought it would be nice to wear with most things on my summer holidays if it gets chilly in the evening. So.....


May I present to you my Japanese flower scarf.


Taaa daahh.
        It also won First prize in the show. No surprise really as it was the only entry in the crocheted wool section, ha ha. Now I love it and
can't wait to wear it on holiday.



Have a nice sunny weekend, may it be filled with flowers maybe the hooky kind
Sarah

14 comments:

Carol said...

Really lovely.
Have you seen Lucy's new cushion? I think we will all be making one of those too!
Carol xx

Cuckoo said...

Gasp. I cannot resist any longer. I see a J scarf in my future.

xxx

Saritha said...

Congrats!!I totally understand what you said about winning being important since we are SAHMs.Your japanese flower scarf is gorgeous!!I also started with one but stopped after a few flowers.

Annaboo said...

Great news- so lovely to win a prize and very well-deserved.
That scarf is gorgeous. Love those flowers.
Am off to Lucy's to check it out (and the new cushion too!)
Have a super-dooper weekend.
X

DaCraftyLady said...

congrats, lover the scarf..and colors are lovely...

♥coco rose♥ said...

Love, love, love the throw, it's completely stunning, and the Japanese scarf................gosh really love the colour combinations.......i would never take it off!

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famfa said...

Gorgeous scarf. Hope you and the scarf have a lovely holiday.

Jane said...

This is so lovely, I need to learn how to make one of these, I have major scarf envy too..
well done you, all your makes are beautiful :)
x x x x x x x

Juliab said...

Absolutely beautiful crochet on your blog. You must be so proud. This will spur me on with the three large projects I have on the go at the moment! x

Sannah said...

congratulation on winning! Your japanese crochet scarf is just beautiful.

Fancy Vintage said...

Great to discover you, Thanks for your comment on the juicy lucy give away!
Take care for now, Becca x

Annette said...

Your pile of pastel creations makes my mouth watering...

Karen said...

Have just found your blog via 'unravelled'- lovely. I love your Fergus on your banner - my son has the same name. Beautiful Crochet x

patchworkandlace said...

well done for winning , i love your crochet , im still learning , i find patterns a complete puzzle so granny squares are right up my street at the moment