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.
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.
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Have a wonderful weekend at your place.
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L is for Loop-a-liscious Lushness.