Thursday, 30 October 2014

Cranberry Velvet Scarf



It was my lovely friend's birthday yesterday, and several weeks ago - with plenty of time to spare - I started crocheting a scarf to give her as a gift. Started, with plenty of time to spare, yes, but finished ? Well yes, but only just. And I really mean o.n.l.y j.u.s.t.  


don't mean only just as in the night before, I don't even mean only just as in a couple of hours before I was due to see her, no, this scarf flew hot off the hook yesterday at 13:25, straight into some wrapping paper, and my friend arrived at 13:30 for a birthday lunch!! Phew!


I completed just over a third of it sat at my kitchen table yesterday with This Morning on the iPad, whilst supervising Little Miss who was baking buns for the birthday girl. Birthday girl's daughter had her 6th birthday the day before so we had a bit of a tea-party lunch to celebrate both their birthdays :) The buns are Hallowe'en themed of course ....



The cakes were yummy and my friend loved her scarf :)


The pattern was a Simply Crochet one, Blue Velvet from issue 18. I used a 5.5mm hook and King Cole acrylic DK, no idea what shade as the label has gone astray. No matter, I have christened it Cranberry hence I'm calling this scarf Cranberry Velvet. I'm planning another couple of these as Christmas gifts, and I think I'll make one for myself at some stage, I don't think this mild weather will last forever - much as I'd like it to. In the meantime, here are some more Cranberry Velvet pics - enjoy :)










17 comments:

  1. What a lovely present for your friend. And 5 minutes to spare - plenty of time! x

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  2. Love the scarf and love the colour...well done x

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  3. Your crochet hook must have been smoking! What a lovely gift to receive, colour is fab X

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  4. You and your daughter are very nice friends to make such wonderful things for a celebratory tea! We're still at the beach enjoying a calm moment.. my sister just left after a 2 day visit. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  5. It's really pretty and you worked it up fast! Nice job. To answer your question on my blog, yes, you would want to cook the pumpkin first before making bread with it but I have no idea how best to do that. I use canned pumpkin which is already cooked.

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  6. Wow, talk about cutting it fine...it certainly was well worth it, it was stunning. I love the pattern and the colour, perfect for this time of year.

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  7. What a gorgeous scarf ..... such a lucky friend, I hate the stress of cutting it fine but we all end up doing it!
    Happy weekend
    Love Jooles x x x

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  8. HI, Thank you for visiting my blog, thought I 'd find you! Love that pattern of the scarf and a lovely present for your friend. I work best under pressure but you did cut it fine ! I have enjoyed reading back on your blog and loved it.. I shall be back as I am following you on bloglovin!
    Happy hooking
    Chris x

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  9. The scarf is so beautiful I am sure she wouldn't have minded you finishing it right there with tea and cup cakes.
    Hugs,
    Mreedith

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  10. Such a pretty scarf, I love red. I'm knitting a red scarf at the moment. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Deb x

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  11. Beautiful scarf! And the colour - oh how I adore the colour! :-) I am sure your friend will love wearing it!!
    Take care
    Anne
    http://crochetbetweentwoworlds.blogspot.de

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  12. Beautiful scarf ! and beautiful gift !! she's lucky !! HAve a lovely week end !

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  13. GORGEOUS scarf, lucky friend....I will look up that pattern to thanks for the inspiration!
    bestest daisy j x

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  14. What a lovely scarf! I'm sure your friend was delighted with it. I too have made presents which go up to the wire like that - it does give you a sense of achievement to get it done in time, even if it is rather stressful :) x

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  15. It's a lovely scarf and the colour is just gorgeous. Your criend is very lucky, indeed!

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  16. Cranberry Velvet sounds great. It's a beautiful scarf - can't believe you only just finished before your friend arrived!

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  17. Such a beautiful colour! And very seasonal, I love the pattern. Well done on getting it done!! x

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