I'm very surprised that I've made this:
It's a crochet scarf made up of flower medallions. I'd say they are granny square type motifs except that they're round, not square, and I refuse to use the words 'granny' or 'nana' in any way that might imply that being older is to have bad or unfashionable taste. Anyway, I've made this crochet scarf. I don't really like crochet very much. I find that crochet fabrics are often stiff and don't have the drape I appreciate in most knitting. And, until the recent availability of Japanese or Japanese-influenced patterns in Australia, many of the designs for crochet have not appealed to me.
My venture into crochet is really all down to my friend Jane who is an ardent crocheter. Last year she gave me some crochet necklaces and I'd really like to be able to replicate them and construct similar thread jewellery. And I must admit that I'm sometimes delighted by the riot of colour you can achieve with repetitive crochet motifs. So I went to one of Jane's excellent crochet classes to revise my long-unused crochet skills.
The first half-hour of the class was torture. Simultaneously, I seemed to have too many fingers and too few to follow the instructions. But I gradually remembered the techniques and felt less clumsy. I'm glad I persisted after the class and finished the scarf as I now feel confident to undertake other projects - perhaps the necklaces?
Heaven knows if I'll ever wear my scarf.
I like the vibrant mix of colours and it scrunches up well if you wind it round your neck. But the yarn's a bit scratchy (it's Morris and Son's Estate 8 ply) and it's very lairy. We'll see....
And thanks again to Margarita, my wonderful photographer.