14 February 2014 @ 07:39 pm
Of course I ran out of wool on the last legs of Crocky's broomstick lace (or rather: plunger lace) scarf, so that project is on hold for now. I did purchase some ... Bändchengarn. Ribbon yarn? I don't know, but it looks like this and completed a scarf with that. I'm quite happy with how it turned out, but it isn't very warming, albeit decorative:

I love this stitch, it's fun to do and looks quite fancy, especially with the new yarn (the above scarf is about 1,60m long and made of exactly one ball of the yarn mentioned above).

I also caved and started working on a project involving this year's version of the granny squares that is currently all the rage on Ravelry, a pattern called "African Flowers", though I don't really understand where the name comes from.

Currently I'm trying to work on a Heidi Bear's Happypotamus, though I can't join-as-you-go as required by the project and though I don't really have any of the stuffing material that I'd need yet, either.

Quite apart from the fact that I'm not entirely clear what I'm going to do with a Hippopotamus toy once I'm done. Crocheting does clutter up the place with stuff. Ah, we'll see how this one turns out. I binned some of my early projects already because I didn't think that they were salvageable and I couldn't unravel all of them, especially if they were made of fuzzier yarn.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Location: Germany, Bremen
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[identity profile] minervas-eule.livejournal.com on February 14th, 2014 10:20 pm (UTC)
One ball of the Bändchengarn gave you this 1,60 m scarf °o°, I'd never guessed! How neat!!! Naturally it is a summer-scarf, with a greek name ;-)... and the colours are almost as nice as the ones of the one you do for Crocky.....Love it!
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Mothwing: Geekiness[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on February 15th, 2014 09:33 am (UTC)
It did! And it's really good yarn, too, I can really recommend it. The colours are really very light and the scarf doesn't do much when it comes to warming, but it is pretty. :) It definitely is a summer scarf.
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tetleythesecond: Monokel-Ball[personal profile] tetleythesecond on February 15th, 2014 03:43 pm (UTC)
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Mothwing: Geekiness[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on February 17th, 2014 03:57 pm (UTC)
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[identity profile] cranky--crocus.livejournal.com on February 15th, 2014 05:39 pm (UTC)
You could try selling them online for a few pennies! People love buying cute things online. Or send them to friends! Though the postage for that is a bit obnoxious given there isn't any money made in the process.
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Mothwing: Geekiness[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on February 17th, 2014 03:58 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking about it, but at the moment my abilities don't really make me hopeful. Although that might change. Sending them to friends is a good option, too. :)
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Ysilme: Illumination[personal profile] ysilme on February 15th, 2014 09:32 pm (UTC)
The shawl looks terrific! (I'm now on ravelry, too, BTW, just didn't find time to look around yet. You'll find me under my generic German nickname, Neckarhex.) I absolutely have to do one like this, too, sometime when my other needle projects are *mumble mumble mumble*... though I'm currently on the search for a pattern for a shawl I can use another of my souvenir yarns with. It's a hand-dyed, bluish-turquoise, thin cotton carn, and I have 100g. With the same amount of a lovely souvenir linen yarn I made a short, thin but much-loved scarf, but I hope I find something which would allow me some longer result. Some knitting pattern with many holes or so..

The granny squares look great! I have the distinct plan of doing an afghan of them from green-and-grey-coloured yarns, and know the pattern I want to use, but so far didn't get around even looking for wool. Which is not bad as we decided to get another couch soon, and as we're aiming for a possible green one it would be just my luck to have started with colours that don't match.

The Happypottamus looks fun! You could always gift them and other projects to somebody with kids, or sell them online for the price of P&P or a little extra for a good cause.
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Mothwing: Geekiness[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on February 17th, 2014 04:02 pm (UTC)
Ooh, awesome, I added you. Good luck on your pattern hunt! I'm looking for projects to murder my cheap discounter-bought wool. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on wool before I knew that I was going to keep at it, and now I'm stuck with rather bulky balls of yarn that isn't very good quality. Ah, I'll find something.

TBH I was a bit doubtful about these squares because... flowers? Really? And an entire thing made out of it...? But the result makes me really happy. I love that little fellow. <3

Charity crochet or making them for friends are my current favourites, though at the moment my results are a bit too... uneven to make me hopeful there.
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lord_hellebore: pink hair[personal profile] lordhellebore on February 17th, 2014 12:51 pm (UTC)
Very pretty! Could you give me the pattern for the scarf, pretty please?
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Mothwing: Geekiness[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on February 17th, 2014 04:06 pm (UTC)
Sure! You can find it here (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/broomstick-lace-scarf-with-help-video), though there are many more tutorials on broomstick lace online if that one doesn't help. :)
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