I've done it. I've finished the scarf. Finally finished crocheting trebles into the 1200 stitiches last night and I did it without watching anything. I was going to put the DVD of 'The Go Between' into the computer and crochet in front of that but guess what it wouldn't play and I wasted about 30 minutes trying to figure out why. Never mind - it got done and here it is draped around Amber's neck in a dangling down fashion:
and here it is wrapped around the neck (please excuse the cast off thread hanging down):
Strangely it only used up three balls of wool whereas the pattern said five. So I'm wondering whether to carry on trebling which would make the curlycues wider and more flouncy I suppose. Or shall I just leave it as it is? It seems flouncier at the end than the beginning for some reason - I suppose my tension wasn't right. What do you think? Carry on or leave it alone and what shall I do with two balls of emerald alpaca wool?
By the way the bolero Amber is wearing is also made from alpaca from the same company. I didn't knit it though. I paid a lady at the WI to do it because I had already started it once and got the size wrong and I couldn't bear to reknit it. I've learnt my lesson on doing tension squares though....oh except with crochet scarves!
I don't seem to have started anything new this week just been doing a lot of finishing off which is a blessed relief. I finished another gnome this morning. This one is from blackberried fleece and the colour contrasts between a lovely bright purple and grey mauve:
I fancy starting another dishcloth this evening a la Mason Dixon, the pattern for which seems to be printed on the wool label. Or shall I start another hottie with all that Kid Classic I bought off ebay sometime ago? Better get supper out of the way first...........