Thursday, July 10, 2008

By George...

...I think she's got it.
Hi Knitters,
That's right, I finished up the Anne scarf this morning. After muddling through a few false starts I was determined to figure this thing out for good. I have a real newsflash when I tell you that the pattern was right and I just needed to trust and follow blindly. It worked like a charm. Thank you for a beautiful pattern and chart, MK Carroll.
I used Blue Sky Alpaca dyed cotton in a pumpkin color and I think a size G crochet hook. The pattern and my inspiration are both found here. For more inspiring pictures look here. Phew, those are pretty in her own handspun and hand dyed yarns. I wish I had some of that.
Mine's pretty, too, but in a different way.
My version of Anne is a gift for a sweet friend of mine. I can't wait to give it to her. I am definitely making more of these.

Okay, the business of the giveaway I promised in the last post is this. I have so much stuff to give away that I am debating on how I should do it. Should I do some separate smaller giveaways or one big blow-out giveaway? I am leaning toward the one large giveaway. I just have to photograph the stuff and I hope to do that tomorrow and get that up for the weekend.

In the meantime I couldn't wait to share my scarf. I feel accomplished today with my crochet even though this was incredibly simple. Anyone could crochet this pattern. You should give it a try.

best, susie

25 comments:

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

I love it , everything about it is so pretty!!
Diane

Linda said...

cute scarf. Not sure if I could make one or not. Is it fast? Linda Gerig

Susan said...

Hi Linda,
I made it this morning and I am not that fast at crochet.
susan

annemarie said...

This is so pretty - I am a better crocheter than knitter to this is very inviting - love your color choice.

annemarie said...

Oops - I meant to ask you about the neat cupcake in your blog heading. Is this pattern in a book or somewhere available to us?? It is darling - thanks - Anne

Maggie said...

I went to my first knit-with-a-group last night and what's on the table? Itty-Bitty Hats (very worn pages).
Thanks for sharing with us Susan. You are very much loved.
Maggie

Susan said...

Maggie,
That made me get a tear in my eye. Thank you.
susan

ellen said...

Your scarf is drop dead gorgeous. I can make a granny square, now I am wondering is I could do this.

Nikki said...

I love the scarf! Now if only I could just teach myself to crochet so that I can make one for myself. Would it be too difficult to do the 'circles' in different colors?

Nikki said...

I love the scarf! Now if only I could just teach myself to crochet so that I can make one for myself. Would it be too difficult to do the 'circles' in different colors?

Sara in WI said...

The scarf is just beautiful....and I usually don't like crochet much. In fact, I think I have a big block about learning to crochet that I inherited from my knitting mother. My dad's mom tried to actually MAKE me crochet a potholder once before I could go home but that hardly worked! I took a 2 evening class at the Sow's Ear once from Erica and I am sure that she is glad that I couldn't come back the next week. But yours is pretty!
Sara

peaknits said...

Wowza, another fabulous thing!

Susan said...

Nikki,
It would totally be possible to do the circles in different colors, you would have more ends to work in, of course.

I was thinking how beautiful it would be in either Noro Silk Garden or Kureyon.

susan

Susan said...

Ellen,
If you can do a granny square you already have the skills for Anne. You need to chain, slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet and that's it.
Go for it.
susan

Michelle said...

Susan, what a pretty color (I've been on an orange/rust color binge lately) and a pretty scarf! You are so talented. Also, I totally blame you for the enormous order or Tahki cotton and Rowan cotton yarn that I just received for all the itty bitty hats I'm about to make. Of course, I blame you in the best way possible:)And let me be the first to say, don't dare hold back on the patterns that didn't make it into the book!!!

onescrappychick said...

wow.. that is gorgeous. I'm already racking my brain as to who I could gift that too for Christmas.

Annie said...

What a lucky friend to receive such a beautiful scarf!

Kristin Nicholas said...

So lovely - I love the orange against the green grass in the photos. I've still making the grannies - they really are so great to take in the heat because they're so small. I'm trying to make a double bed size afghan so I will be crocheting forever. I should post about them someday.

Glad the yarn and the bags arrived. Happy summer!

TLC said...

Very pretty! I am a little scared of crochet. I was proud of myself for crocheting the edge on the 'Olive you' hat.

jill said...

Love this scarf!!! I have the perfect overdyed yarn to do one for a friend who wears scarves all the time - TFS!! I have been inspired by your granny squares - have wonderful memories of an afghan my husband's gma had and we have no idea where it went - so I will head down to my stash and check out the variety of colors available!! jill

Wool Winder said...

Very pretty! And, I see the bags have arrived. Ready to see if the ones you chose are my favorites.

Carolyn said...

Pretty! I really like the color.

Oiyi said...

I love it in Orange! I plan on making it green for a friend. Glad to know it's fast. I bought the patterns many months ago.

Knitterella said...

That is gorgeous! Very pretty

camby said...

I just found your blog today and read about the giveaway. What a generous offer! I also just got Itty-Bitty Hats today and love it!!