Tuesday, October 16, 2007

It's going to be a warm winter

I've nearly finished the crocheted scarf I started working on several weeks ago; I tried to squeeze in twenty minutes every day - which isn't a lot, I think! It's wonderfully thick and warming, and I'm planning to give it away as a gift. The cute and simple pattern, for those of you who are interested, is below. I also made some decent progress on a scarf I'm knitting, and hope to post pictures soon.

My favorite time of the day is when all the daily chores are done and I sit knitting, crocheting or cross-stitching, with good, relaxing music playing in the background and a kitty curled up beside me. So wonderfully warm and cozy. I know the avid knitters and crocheters among you will understand me!

I'm wishing you an autumn and winter full of fluffy wool and interesting projects to make, during long, quiet and happy evenings.
















20 comments:

Haus Frau said...

Oh Anna your crochet work is beautiful! I attempted, several times, to learn to crochet - to no avail - I failed - miserably. I'll knit anyday, and sit in wonder at those who crochet. My great grandmother tatted and crocheted. I have her wedding gloves and handkerchief - completely tatted. I also have some table linens she crocheted. Yes, in wonder I sit. Thank you for reminding me of the beauty.

Becky K said...

It is a beautiful scarf - I am sure whoever receives it will be truly blessed and grateful. I do not know how to crochet or knit. I am going to try and start cross stitching. I do not have any of those wonderful relaxing ladylike hobbies - I am hoping to learn those so when I do become a full time homemaker I can enjoy after chore time like you do.

Emily said...

Excellent job, Anna! The scarf is beautiful and will definitely keep you warm as it gets colder.

Know that I subscribe to your blog and read your posts, even though I haven't commented for a while! Hope you are having a blessed day :)

Sammybunny said...

how beautiful! I can knit but unfortunatley, I am TERRIBLE at crocheting! I hope that one day I will be good at it like my mother and grandmother! Your scarf is lovely!

Tracy said...

It's gorgeous! As you know, I've just learned to crochet, and have yet to learn to knit. Autumn and I hope to learn soon. Hand-made things like this scarf make beautiful and thoughtful gifts. The recipient will be blessed, Anna.

Mrs. Brigham said...

Your work is just beautiful! I am going to be giving knitting a second try this autumn. A friend has just given me a pattern for a simple knitted scarf, so hopefully I might master this and move onto long pants, wool diaper covers, and "baby legs" for Peapod! :o)

andrea said...

I love crocheting/knitting! I'm making scarves for my friends this Christmas. The girls in my dormitory think it's so cute that I knit, and I may be able to teach some of them how to do it. Crocheting comes a little more difficult though...I don't know how to do different stitches. Some day I'll learn!

Anonymous said...

Pretty, pretty pretty!! I'm thinking I should try just a bit harder with my crochet...it has never come as easy to me as knitting has. Thanks for sharing your lovely results with us, Anna!

Brenda

Candy said...

Oh wow, that is really pretty!
I wish I could do that. Im going to have to find someone or a class to teach me...
Its so pretty Anna! :)

Amanda said...

I know exactly what you mean, about the pleasure in sitting down at the end of a long day and knitting (or crocheting). It's so nice to be able to take a breather, even if it's only for 10 mintues.

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Lauren Christine said...

Anna, would you mind explaining that pattern to me? I'm afraid I have no idea how to read it, but I think it might make a lovely shawl. Thanks so much!!

Anna Naomi said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.

I really must learn to knit and crochet this winter - I've been wanting to for so long. What little I have done has been enjoyable. There's just something like yarn running through your fingers...

Laura Leigh said...

Looks great! I am looking forward to knitting a scarf for this autumn. Isn't it a fun way to spend some free time?!

Anonymous said...

I knit, but have never got the hang of crochet, sadly. It's something I would love to learn, though. I am knitting a shawl at the moment, and it's taking a long while, since it's my first attempt at lace knitting. But it will be worth it, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. My kitties don't curl up with me, they think I am playing a game with them whenever the yarn comes out!

Your crocheted scarf looks lovely.

Anna S said...

Lauren Christine,

You read it from the bottom up:
dots = chain stitch
the ones that look like little t's = single stitch
the longer lines = double stitch

Does this help? If this wasn't what you meant to ask, please tell me!

melian said...

Thanks for the explanation! I like to crochet, but I have also never seen a pattern notated this way. One more question - what are the ovals? I would guess double stitches begun in the same stitch and joined at the top?

Anonymous said...

I love to crochet but only know basic stitches and would love to learn more. Your pattern is beyond me, Anna. So I did a Google search on 'free crochet lessons' and found lots of sites that teach stitches and give detailed instructions for beginners. I've already learned one new stitch! :-) So there is hope. Those of you that don't have a clue and would like to learn can do the same, just check out some of the sites that come up.

Mrs. P.

Anna S said...

Melian, yes, that's right! :)

Hannah and Geneva Morse said...

Its so pretty!! It will be a wonderful gift!
~Hannah~

Rebekah S. said...

How beautiful!! You are so talented! The person who receives it will be truly blessed indeed! Your creations are just so pretty!

I know what you mean about that time of day! Those are the most peaceful times!