Though, in truth, only about my fourth I think. This was the Christmas present that made the supreme sacrifice and didn’t get finished until yesterday. A substitute present had to do but then a bottle of Chanel No 5 is always an acceptable substitute, n’est-ce pas?
It is crocheted in Mano Del Uruguay lace weight wool in baby alpaca, silk and cashmere in a shade called Iris (perhaps it lost something in the translation) which is much more cracked black pepper than rainbow. I used a pattern from Cute and Easy Crochet by Nicki Trench and adapted it, figuring that the recipient (John’s Mum) would prefer a scarf sized scarf rather than something 64 inches wide – I’m still sure that’s a misprint.
Anyway it was put away in the last minute quilt and jumper frenzy – oh there may have been some cooking in there too – who makes two Christmas cakes, I ask you? When I took it out again I found that I had made a mistake and that one end wasn’t true so I had to rip it out and start again to about 1 1/2 inches from the beginning. It does feel gorgeous – I blocked it yesterday and think I prefer the before version but that’s me just a messy so and so.
I hope she likes it anyway – and perhaps you will too.
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