Sunday, September 25, 2011

On my hook...

It's not that I don't like blankets. I just don't like how long they take. I have a blanket around here somewhere that I started 10 years ago. It is only 50% finished. I find baby blankets and lap blankets much more doable.

I recently spotted a lovely blanket on the Pinterest board of one of the bloggers I read. It was called Vintage Crochet Blanket and the pictures fascinated me. I found the pattern and did something I rarely do: I purchased a pattern for a single item.

I'm on row 6 of this beauty and it looks so much more complicated than it is.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Bow Scarf - Ta-Da!

I think it worked! I'm going to have to test it a bit and maybe try a smaller bow, but the Bow Scarf concept works!

One end, there is a puffy bow and, on the other, there is a notch for the bow to fit through. The scarf gets wrapped around your neck and the two ends are connected to create the bow effect.

I'm so excited it worked! Now, to come up with a paten so I can remember how I made it.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

So, I have this idea

I was looking at the flower scarf pattern I shared on Ravelry and contemplating what to make for my neice, Hailey, for her birthday. You see, Hailey is not a flower-type girl. She enjoys bows, but flowers are a little too girly for her.

It got me thinking: Is there a way to make a scarf that has a bow shape on one end and on the other a fastener that would connect the scarf together?

I have this idea in my head and I'm staying up to see if I can accomplish it.

So far, I have the beginnings of the bow end.