Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Monday, 22 July 2013

When it's too hot to knit.......crochet.

The temperature today in London is hotter than anytime in the last 7 years.  It is definitely too hot to knit.  So today I took inspiration from the blazing sun in the cloudless sky and started to crochet an orange and blue scarf.  This will be a child's scarf and will be packed off to Operation Orphan which is an organisation that distributes warm clothing to children in eastern Europe.

Both of these yarns are 4ply.  I had lots of ideas for the blue yarn but the orange one has defeated me until now.  I'm quite pleased with the way it is turning out.  The deep blue is calming down the strident orange glow.  

Crochet is still fairly new to me and I have never crocheted with 2 yarns together.  Even taking my time and being very careful the scarf is growing a lot quicker than it would if I was knitting it.


  1. I like those colors, Una. Very cheerful. I'm not much of a knitter, but I'd love to learn. Crochet does go very quickly!

  2. Those colours do look good together Una, it will be finished before you know it. :)

  3. I am pretty much a knitter at heart, I guess. I can knit in the worst of hot weather! I did just finish a rather large lacy crochet wrap for my daughter. It was fun, but when I went back to my knitting needles, my hands (and mind) just said, "ahhh, this is what I am meant to do."

    Great colors.

  4. Great mix of colours and for such a great cause too xx

  5. Thanks so much for popping over to SIBOL.
    I'm struggling with the heat too.
    One the subject of 2 yarns, I have a 80 year old 'SIBOLETTE' living in a home who crochets for us. Beautiful Squares using 2 strands of yarn. Some really great blankets have been put together using her Squares.
    Great effects. Wish it would cool down though!
    Thanks very much for leaving a comment. x


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