14 June 2010

Crocheted scarf: complete

Well I have been a productive little so-and-so today. After I finished my Meet Me at Mike's Envelope Project, it was time to get out of my pyjamas and do some 'work'. First, I finished three assignments for my correspondence ceritificate with Beaumont School of Interior Decorating and Design. Then, I submitted two entries (living room and bedroom) to the Real Living magazine to win an interior stylist for a day as well as a feature in the mag.

After lunch (which was grilled organic tomato and mozzarella on olive and feta panini - yum!), I sat down with my laptop on the couch to watch a television series that shall remain nameless, and continued crocheting my red scarf. I started this project last Tuesday when I was off work sick, with no real idea as to how it was going to turn out. As I have only mastered BASIC crocheting (i.e. one stitch) with a huge (and I mean toothbrush-sized) hook, it wasn't going to be anything special. As the edges were a little wonky, I decided to do a couple of rows around the finished scarf with cream wool to see how it would turn out. And, to my amazement, it worked! Check out my handiwork!
The brooch is from Mrs Smiley's Lockets, purchased at the last BrisStyle Twilight Markets.

Next, I might try my hand at some more 'advanced' stitches with the Meet Me at Mike's crocheting tutorials. Most online tutorials manage to confuse the hell out of me, but these ones seem super easy enough that even I could grasp the basics of a granny square.

Just for amusement's sake, here is one of the blurry pictures I took of my scarf...


  1. Well done Kylie for finishing your cool scarf. I never seem to be able to complete my crocheted projects... I'm glad you stopped by to say hello because I love reading other Brisbane bloggers.xx Anita

  2. I love your scarf. I admit I am a sucker for large buttons....well any button really. I would love to be able to crochet I am told it is easy but that is normally by people I know ade far cleverer then I, cheers katherine

  3. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments! Yep, once I mastered that one stitch, I just repeated it over and over. No fancy stuff going on here. I certainly didn’t (and still don’t!) find it easy, so I know I still have a lot of learning to do!

  4. Thanks for following my blog! I love this scarf too! Have a great weekend!

  5. The button is such a great addition to this scarf! love it!

  6. Well I wore my scarf to work today and got some more nice comments! It's particularly lovely when people comment not knowing that I've made it myself. :)