Friday, January 22, 2010

The Scarf Project 02: His-and-Hers Scarves, Her Version + Prepping for Future Projects

Companion post to The Scarf Project 02: His-and-Hers Scarves, His Version.

The next crochet project I'm tackling is both very easy and very challenging at the same time. I'm making a set of his-and-hers scarves, the intended recipients being my younger brother and his girlfriend. As they'll be visiting from Singapore in late March to help celebrate our youngest sister's graduation from high school and entry into a top-flight cooking school, I'm making these as "welcome home" gifts.

Here is the scarf for my brother's girlfriend in progress. It's 15 stitches wide and is also intended to end up at 80 inches long.

This scarf is in a green-on-green tweed, using a heavy worsted-weight yarn in dark forest green and a light lace-weight one in green-and-gray heather. The challenge is as usual: to tension correctly enough for both types of yarn.

Playing around with a decorative insert led me to making two rows of a really tall stitch, called triple triple crochet. Each insert will be ten rows in from the ends of the scarf, so I'll do a second band.

Future projects below the jump.

Another set of projects that will need doing soon are a Stitch (Experiment 626)-based pattern and a bobble-decorated beret for my favorite Takarazuka Kagekidan actresses, the retired Golden Combi of Wao Youka and Hanafusa Mari. I want to send them these gifts while they're performing together in the play ディートリッヒ ~生きた 愛した 永遠(とわ)に~ (in English, roughly, "The Life and Loves of Marlene Dietrich").

Wao is performing the title role, while Hanafusa will be playing Edith Piaf. It will be the first stage role for Hanafusa since retiring from Takarazuka.

Yarns for the scarf.

Yarns for the hat.

Busy, busy, busy! :D

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