Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Crochet In Progress

I tried knitting a little bit. You know, just to test the shoulder stamina. Bad idea. I can't keep my hands still though, so I found an attractive, simple pattern and some surprisingly soft hemp yarn and kicked things off with a 15-stitch chain.

Boteh Scarf
Shake your Boteh!
Although the pattern calls for a skosh over 400 yards fingering weight yarn, I'll have to make do with 280 yarns of DK weight allhemp6LUX. After I've made the body of the scarf, I'd love to have enough left over to do the edging, as this gives this fabulous summer piece the perfect finishing touch. I checked Ravelry (account required) to see the flavors of Boteh in the wild. Only a handful appear to have used contrasting yarn. I think that, for this particular scarf, same-color edging maintains an elegant simplicity. Oh, imagine this one in the slubbed, subtle sheen of silk...

Birthday Haiku Contest
Just a reminder for those who have not yet entered: I am giving away FREE YARN for my birthday! All you need do is post a 5/7/5 English-style haiku in the 'Comments' section by midnight (CT) May 30, 2008. I'll select 3 random poets to receive goodies from my stash.

Go on. Get creative!

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Blogger grumperina said...

You know I don't crochet.

But I have always wanted to give it a try.

So over the past few years, I have collected a select few crochet patterns... and the Boteh Scarf joined the stack just now! (love the instant download) I think now I have 3 crochet patterns to contemplate. Which doesn't mean I'm going to start any of them any time soon... but having the inspiration there is essential if I'm ever to start!

5/27/2008 05:52:00 PM  
Blogger punkin said...

Very pretty.

5/27/2008 06:32:00 PM  
Blogger The Ninja Knitter said...

Oooh. That's such a lovely green. I'm not usually a green kinda gal, but that colour is delish. Can't wait to see the final version.

5/27/2008 08:05:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

What a delightful green and what a gorgeous pattern! Perfect choice!

5/27/2008 08:39:00 PM  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

That is just a gorgeous scarf and lovely yarn that you're using. Sweet!

5/27/2008 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Lovely scarf hunny
Mouth watering, juicy green
Glad crochet still works


5/28/2008 04:21:00 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

So pretty! I just love it!!!

5/28/2008 08:12:00 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'd loan you my arm
It's a contrast color :) but
It will knit just fine

5/28/2008 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Clasca said...

Haiku's are not my thing,
It's also better if I don't sing,

Happy Birthday!

5/29/2008 08:39:00 AM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

that is going to be GORGEOUS!

happy birthday to you miss karen!!!
hope it is fantastic!

5/29/2008 09:18:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Love the scarf and the color is especially awesome!

5/29/2008 10:30:00 AM  
Blogger monica said...

It's interesting that crochet doesn't hurt your shoulder as knitting does. I love the color of your yarn and the pattern is so pretty.

5/29/2008 10:49:00 AM  
Blogger Turtle said...

love the color and what an interesting pattern!

5/30/2008 09:25:00 AM  
Blogger noblinknits said...

Well Happy Birthday! MMmmmmm the colour green is lovely. I feel crochet quietly calling to me. My sister made herself a whole cardigan in a fortnight and she rarely gets beyond baby things.

5/31/2008 05:09:00 AM  

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