I haven’t had a whole lot of time to crochet lately, but I managed to make The Young One a winter scarf – there will be a hat to go with it, so I’ll post it when the pair is done – and finish this lovely piece of work.
It’s a gift for someone (I can’t say who just yet) and took quite a long time to make, since I’d put it down from time to time to work on something else. The pattern itself is pretty easy, but the yarn I chose for it – Caron Simply Soft – is a nightmare to work with. As a friend of mine said, “It splits if you look at it cross-eyed.” Indeed it does, and it slips off the hook constantly. However, it is really soft and the end product, if I do say so myself, is just lovely.
For those who are interested, you can find the free pattern here. I used a size H/8/5.0 mm hook and Off-White Caron Simply Soft yarn; I do not remember how many skeins, but I bought quite a few and have 3 left over. I’m thinking I’ll make a baby sweater and matching booties with the remainder (and probably curse like a sailor the entire time).
Between now and Christmas I’m concentrating on scarves, hats and Christmas ornaments, so you’ll probably see quite a few more crochet-related posts in the next few months. In the meantime, tomorrow or Friday I’ll have a really marvelous late-summer recipe for you.