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Saturday, 29 October 2016
Broomstick Lace Scarf
Seems like there's a halo over this, probably because it's just that good.... if I do say so myself...
I have had a go at broomstick lace several times, but have never actually persevered long enough to make anything useful... until now!
I saw a broomstick lace scarf made using the self-striping yarn with very subtle colour changes. I love this kind of yarn, but as a crocheter, I don't often get the desired effect with them. I still buy them because I just love to look at them. I had started making a lacy bolero with this yarn-- King Cole Riot-- and the project sort of stalled. I knew I needed more yarn to make it and I ordered some. It came and I never even unwrapped the bag... until this pattern reminded me of its existence!
So I took the new balls of this yarn and started to make this. I am really enjoying watching the colours change and watching this new pattern take shape... each time I finish a row, I enjoy just admiring it for a minute before starting on the next one. I just love it.
Broomstick lace is one of those things that I can see my friends watching me make and going, "Oh, I could never do that, it's too fiddly!" and yeah... it was for about 3 rows. After that, you just get into it and you get used to it. Patience, that's all it takes. Perseverance. And for effect I should use one more word beginning with P. Patience, Perseverance, and... Perniciousness? I don't know what Pernicious means but ah well. None of the other words I was thinking were at all appropriate. Pernickety? Pyewacket? Precocious? Pro-active? Professional? ... no, definitely not that.
Pumpkins! That reminds me of October. October? Blogtober. Take a look at other Blogtober 2016 participants by visiting this post.