February is over in a blink isn't it?
Here's February's sampler. As always you can look at all my monthly samplers on the sampler page under my header picture.
I haven't had any crochet to show you for ages have I? I have some today. The crochet that should have been knitting.
It's my dad's birthday today and I decided to knit him a scarf in the colours of his rugby team. Crochet, I thought, wouldn't be masculine enough. I can knit but I have never actually knitted a complete thing.
How hard could it be to knit a simple striped scarf in two colours? Well, it turned out to be pretty damn hard. First I made the mistake of knitting it in stocking stitch. Of course it just rolled itself together and wouldn't lie flat. Next I tried garter stitch. Several times. There was nothing wrong with my tension but the edges, oh the edges. I just couldn't get them straight. So I took up my hook with relief and set to to make a masculine looking crocheted scarf. I think I made a fair job of it. I used half-trebles (yarn round hook, hook into chain, pull through, three loops on hook, yarn round hook and pull through all three) half trebles make a fairly dense fabric that grows quickly. Six rows of each colour.
Incidentally, the red is a lot nicer in real life, more tomatoey and less neon looking. The camera doesn't seem to like bright red.
It's Moseley Rugby by the way.