Sunday, June 12, 2011

Loop-a-liscious Lushness

 I have not been doing a lot of crochet since busting my hand here but this last week I have managed to get a few rows done, just enough to finish this loop-a-liscious lushness scowl?  Well its not a scarf and nor is it a cowl, so I am guessing a cross between the two gives us a scowl, either that or it could be a carf, yeah, ok, maybe I will call it my loop-a-liscious lushness, cause that is just how it feels.  

I would like to credit Heidi Hirtle who credits Jen on Ravelry for her version.  

The scarves I make to donate to our local cancer ward can feel quite heavy, but I have been making them for warmth.  The back of the neck can really feel the cold and I find myself that a heavy scarf although provides warmth, ends up giving me a dull head and neck ache.

I wanted a scarf, I wanted a chunky scarf, I wanted a light weight scarf.  I had Heidi's scarf on my Ravelry faves for quite a while, but for some reason, I didn't think to use it at first.  Before I went away, I played with all manner of stitches but while it sort of worked, it just really did look crap.  And we don't want that.  

Flicking through my fave pages on Ravelry, I come back to Heidi's Mesh Scarf and thought I would give it a go.  I wanted longer, so I made some changes to suit and ended up with the pink scarf that I am wearing Here (keep scrolling, and scrolling).  I love it, I totally love it, I wore it so much while away, dangling just like the photo then other times wrapped and wrapped about my neck, lovely and chunky and light and warm.  Luckily I had enough of the grey from my beanie and scarf combo of which you can sort of see in the photo Here (again, scrolling, and scrolling some more) to begin on the mesh pattern.  

It was going to be a scarf just like the pink one, however, now I am back home and into the classroom with my little students, a scarf can be a bit cumbersome, dangling down, hanging over the desk and generally just getting in the way.  I have seen in the shops quite a lot of loop scarves or cowls and I am also seeing quite a few on ravelry popping up.  I don't want a single cowl thing, some days I like chunky, some days I like drapey, some days I like loopy.  I wanted something that would do all three.

I think I did it.  (Just ignore the monster eyebrows and bad hair.)




Introducing my Loop-a-liscious Lushness

See, just one big loop.

I am going to make some of these for the local cancer ward and hopefully they like them just like I like mine.  

I am going to post my pattern count to ravelry, when I work it out and I will let you know, in case you would like to make one too.

Thanks so much for stopping by my place today.
Have a wonderful weekend at your place.  

Today's blogpost has been brought to you by the letter L.
L is for Loop-a-liscious Lushness.


Miss Prudence said...

Yeah, yeah gotta get me some of that loop a liscious! This is a great pattern. I have been in a state of confusion this weekend trying to use what is in the stash only and matching it up to patterns I like and suit the wool - result ? I am so veyr confused!
thanks for this one. xx

Chaos, Kids. Crochet & Cake said...

I've just finished a scarf from the same pattern for the same reasons as you! I love the grey and the loopiness! And as for "Bad hair"?? I was just thinking "That lady has great hair"!
Enjoy the Queen's Birthday!
Sandra x

Colette said...

Love it! When autumn comes around over here I will get busy - looks like it might be quick(ish) too, perfect for a slow coach like me! x

Beansieleigh said...

Well this COMMENT is brought to YOU by the Number 4, because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your "scowl", and you get a 4th LOVE your new haircut!!! (is it new?.. Well, it's new to me anyways!) So... 4, FOUR, wonderful, marvelous, resounding "LOVES" for just one remarkable post. "HA HA HA HA HA" (my imitation of The Count.. You did catch that, didn't you?!)... O.k... Hope you're having a great weekend! ~tina

TK said...

oh yes I do love all your loopy lusciousness, my Shaun calls me loopy all the time, in a kind way you understand, so I think one of these would be totally in order!! TK xx (ps - I like the hair!!!)

'Joyce' said...

oh thank you for your lovely comments. I will share it when I work through it, however, if you click on Heidi's ravelry it will take you to her pattern and you basically work out how wide you want it then just keep going until you are happy with the 'loopyness' of it. This will depend very much on your yarn and hook. The bigger the hook gives it the softer 'floppier' feel, which is lovely and soft around ones neck. I hope to post it all soon.
Woo hoo - Sandra, i Popped over to your blog but could not find your version, and you please pretty please put it on your blog and I will go and check you out. Pretty please. lol.
Tina, ohhhhhhh number 4 is my favourite number in the whole world, how did you know!! Thank you thank you so very much for your Count laugh, he is pretty cool. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. lol.

Chaos, Kids, Crochet and Cake said...

Hello Joyce, the link to the page is here
and I'm wearing it at the bottom of the post! I've worn it loads but am still wonder whether I should join it up and make a cowl...
Sandra x