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.
I 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 :)