Saturday, February 16, 2008

Hurrying the late valentine

I know, I know! I'm extremely late for a valentine's day post. We tend to turn our nose up at gushy, lovey-dovey over here. It's that strong pragmatic streak in the blood, I think. But this cute little card from Anna is just the bee's knees. I can't stop looking at it. (It's now taking pride of place on my inspiration board.)


And seriously, that crochet edge is giving me raptures! Guess what the next crochet obsession will be. He he he!

But let's segue now into my newest finished woolie project. Ta da! Introducing my ripple scarf.


Upsides to crochet, I can take it anywhere, the car, the couch, the bed, the park. Not that I took it to the park. And it's remarkably obsessive stuff. Every time I want to put it down, its always "come on, just another row......or three".

Anyhow, the yarn I used is Filatura Di Crosa Zara for the plummy maroon colour and Sublime extra fine merino wool DK for the grey, 'cos they ran out of the grey in the Zara.

Here 'tis modelled on moi.


For now I'll leave you with a pretty bunch of glass-house long stemmed roses from the geezer. Like I've said before, he's such a good boy!


Cheerio for now!

14 comments:

Cathy said...

Aren't you the clever one. Gorgeous scarf - not that I can think of wearing one here in warm Melbourne!!

I have heard the sublime wool is just beautiful - is it true?

Love the roses - my man isn't and wasn't even in the same State!!!!

Love the crochet card too - mmmmmm now how can I fit doing something like that into my already busy life?

kirsty said...

Pretty roses :)

Kuky said...

Oooh the ripples are so pretty. Makes me want to crochet.

Chookyblue...... said...

wow the geezer did do well with the roses.........something I never get.......
Nice scarf.......

ash said...

I never thought of crocheting around a card, like that! And that scarf looks cozy-warm!

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, I'm so honored to be on your board! So! That's the crochet project? I love it -- perfect with winter coming. I've always wanted to try a ripple something, but didn't really want to commit to a full-up afghan -- you've found the perfect choice.

Marina said...

The scarf is divine Jade. Love the colours.....

de vliegende koe said...

The scarf really looks great Jade! And so do your roses! I hope to find me the crochet pattern in Dutch. I love the way iot looks. I understand a lot, but not the English knitting and crocheting patterns...

luv Abby said...

ohhhh I luv these scarves and yours is gorgeous.... great colour combo.
luv Abby

sue said...

What a cute Valentines card. I love the scarf and you used very scrumptious yarn too. Love the roses you lucky girl.

maybahay said...

i love the colours of that scarf jade.
well done to the geezer for the flowers. how sweet:-)

Donna said...

Nice crocheting Jade - it's addictive isn' it?

little dresses said...

Girl you know what a sucker I am for crochet edgings! LOVE IT!

li li said...

Oooo, simply gorgeous scarf!!! Love that purple with grey! :D