Virginia crocheted this from a selection of six colors of Palette yarn. It will brighten and warm the cloudiest and coldest of days. (It seems hard to believe that the temperatures can get so cold when we’re slogging through one of the hottest and muggiest summers on record, but it will and we’ll be ready).
Miles of Crochet
A very audible sigh of relief was heard in the ScratchCraft household when the final loop was made on this piece.
Twenty-four skeins of Spindrift were used to crochet this luxuriously substantial wrap. Let’s see, that’s 24 x 115 = approximately 2,760 yards of yarn, or about 1.57 miles of spun wool. That’s a lot of crochet (although, we have been spending some quality time in front of the television, to help the miles go by quicker).
Virginia used a pattern by Kathy Merrick, called “Tropical Stripe Wrap” in the book Crochet in Color, deciding to play with 11 different colors of yarn.
And, as this is a shop model for the local yarn store, we’ll have to wait a bit before enjoying being wrapped in all that wooly goodness.
Some of you probably recognized the crochet detail in my last post as none other than the Babette blanket, a pattern by Kathy Merrick.
Virginia made this blanket over the course of the last few months, using 17 different colors of Cascade 220.
The pattern is a clever adaptation of an amazing quilt (Jewel Squares) originally designed by Kaffe Fassett.
Several major projects are wrapping up in the ScratchCraft household. Here’s a little sneak peek of what you can expect to see in the coming days.
Details to follow! In the meantime, we are celebrating Virginia’s birthday this weekend. I believe there are lots of good things to come this year – interesting places to visit, creative projects to start and complete, good food to eat (including a birthday cake or two). Here’s to a happy birthday, Virginia.
Preparing for Winter
I’m almost afraid to say it, but a few days of cooler weather have made it clear that Summer has moved on, Fall is here and Winter is just around the corner. Do you have enough handknits to keep you warm?
If not, get yours here: scratchcraft.etsy.com.