I have quite a lot of this dark-coloured wool, actual wool. Amongst the burgundy 'splash' is a green and a brown 'splash' too. It's so awesome to crochet with. I probably say it enough, but there really isn't much yarn that's nicer to use than real, genuine, natural yarn.
I love this wool. I've had it here staring at me for only a few weeks, "crochet me, crochet me," it really has been taunting me (crochet addicion gets weird sometimes).
The plan was to keep it for a project for me. And, I'm proud to say that I have accomplished that! So many things I make are for something/someone else, or for the 'felt shop'. An actual project just for me. I wanted a scarf/cowl/thing-a-ma-bob. It wanted it thick, warm, smooth, comfortable and to look good on me.
I've also had a bit of a 'thing' for a particular kind of crochet square (note my previous post on wrist warmers). I don't think it can be called a 'granny square', but it might be able to be called an 'afgan square' because afgan blankets are made all kinds of ways.
I love how it crochets up like a smooth, thick fabric. I love how wool is heavy, which makes it feel cosy. I love the corner/diagonal detail that looks like a tear-drop. In fact, looking at it right now, its kind of like a water splash and the square 'rounds' are the ripples. Sort-of. Yeah?
I joined them with a simple slip-stitch in the back-side of the top loop only. I like how it leaves a thin border around each square. I had to take these photos before I joined the ends together. It really is such nice wool.
The mini-mini makes the whole thing look smaller. I was trying to give it some sizing perspective but it didn't really work. It measures about 30cm top to bottom, 75cm left to right.
I have to figure out how to take some nice photos of it finished, scalloped edge and all, while on me. I took it for a spin on the weekend where us three (husband, son and I) went to Spencer Park after I was inspired by Sophie Slim's post. If you go there, you'll see chickens, maybe a baby goat*, pigs, geese, ducks, peacocks, rabbits, guinea pigs, parrots, pidgeons, kakarikis.
Any tips on taking a self portrait with a timer?
*The baby goat, Milo, was staying there for a short time while the owner made a better home for it. Milo was full of mischief and had been getting out of his usual home too much which was annoying the neighbours.
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