Friday, January 15, 2010

Tiffin taught me how to crochet in Edinburgh last week, so i bought a big sparkly size 10 hook and some super bulky 'Gedifra' Byzanz from McAree Brothers knitting shop and crocheted myself a big scarf - finishing it on the flight home. Instant gratification - it took all of three hours to make. After a bit of mucking about, I chained 11 stitches and then double crocheted until the yarn ran out, making sure I had enough left over to add 10 inches of fringe.
Went to put it on Ravelry and, while I was there, checked out the other 'Byzanz' projects - as you do - and I found the SAME SCARF! (Even down to the same length fringe!). AND Drew-o-Rama crocheted it in the air on a flight to Paris. Spooky. Well, the colours are a tad different, but I didn't want to spoil a good story by being picky.


Tiffin said...

Yay! Well done you!

I'm really pleased that you've put your new skills to good use.

The crochet lessons that I gave at nixpj & CaronD's house seemed to go well too, with lots of help from Nightwood. Pity you weren't up here for that too...

Susie Hewer said...

Hi Tut Mutts!
Long time no post, I wondered where you'd got to. Glad you've found crochet - it's great fun. I don't like a lot of the boring crochet fabrics you see but it has so many other applications that it's well worth pursuing.