Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Of Neckerchies and Lurid Cabins

This was meant to be a wha'ja'me scarf...eternal? everlasting? infinity- that's the one!
But I over estimated the amount of wool in the ball, or, to be more exact, under-estimated the woggledyness of it.
I just bought the one ball because I liked it, without considering what I would use it for- story of my life!!
So it turned out to be a Neckerchie...but I doubt anyone calls them that any more either. Dear me, my English has really gone to pot...

Anyhow, its a short neck scarf, or draft excluder, if you'd rather, with a button pin to fasten it closed. It sits nice and close, and the woggledy wool has crocheted into a lovely soft tweedy effect, as you can see. As soon as I can grab a gargoyle I'll take photos and post it in the Shop.

Actually, have you had a look at the 'New In' section? Its beginning to look nice and Springish!

I feel a Log Cabin Quilt coming on, and, since its bally-yonks since I made one, I think I will succumb to the yearning!

Bold colours, I feel, something outrageous...possibly even quite lurid! perhaps? I got a new packet of red dye on Friday which is also calling to me...and some fabulous purple hand-dyed fabric from Vicki which is eating holes in my imagination...

How does Purple and Red grab yez?

Do tell, O Sageous Ones?!


Robin said...

Woggledyness. You know that's why I love you, right ;)?

I haven't heard anyone say neckerchie since a giant in one of the mid-series Narnia books used it, but it sounds quite appropriate here. Love the bright springie colors of your whatever you'd like to call it.

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Micki said...

I love the colors that you is very springlike.

Hazel Schreiner said...

Oh Heckety, how I've missed my visits!! I love the Neckerchie! I fear I'll actually find use for it this winter, it is much chiller in my new hometown than it was it the tropics of Queensland!

How did your family fare in the Brisbane floods?? I hope they are all well and okay!!

It looks that you have been busy with your craft, I'm not surprised that you have a pile of books waiting to be read!

I myself are feeling a little 'bored' by Book Club and desperately in need of some inspiration so you'll have to let me know what you think of Erica James' writing style!!

I've been doing a lot of reading lately but mostly about being pregnant and what to expect when baby arrives yadda, yadda, yadda!!

Well until I pop by again (which knowing my internet access is sadly very sporadic!!) have fun with your craft!!

Much love,

Jane's In The Jungle said...

Log Cabin...bold colors...oh yeah!!!

Love the neckerchief colors!!

Kathy said...

A log cabin quilt would be wonderful. The reds and purples you're thinking of should be a hit with me, cause I love color!

Diana said...

I love the scarf and purple and red sounds like a wow, can't wait to see it!!


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