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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!!

Sunday, 11 September 2016

I don't like to say it....




.....but I told you so.  Summer is still shining down on us in my part of the UK and the forecast for next week looks just as good with temperatures close to 30 C.  That will do nicely, thank you.  Some years, I don't reach September without turning on the heating.  This year, I am aiming for October.

I pressed on with the scarf that I have been crocheting with this very thin dk yarn.  I used just over 100g and stopped at 5" wide because it will eventually be going off to Operation Orphan for their Keep A Child Warm campaign.  The acrylic and wool mix is perfect for a strong but warm and soft scarf.  

The very long colour changes look great in this type of scarf that is crocheted sideways.  I used one of my favourite crochet scarf patterns.  I usually use a size 4.5 or 5mm hook.  But the yarn was so thin that I had to use a size 4mm hook instead. That is one reason this scarf took so long to make.  The other reasons might have had something to do with making the most of our SUMMER while it lasts.


12 comments:

  1. It's a lovely scarf, it looks like it is knitted!

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  2. My friend in Wisconsin tries not to turn on the heat until November. It can get mighty cold in her house.

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  3. We are Summer optimists Una! great scarf. Jo x

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  4. It is still hot here too Una! October will find us finally in the 80's. Love the scarf.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  5. Your scarf is lovely, Una. I'm glad your good weather is continuing, long may it last!

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  6. It's turned out lovely Una, I'm hoping for Summer to last a little bit longer too. Have a great week. :) xx

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  7. Beautiful scarf!! I'm very glad you were right, I'm very much enjoying the continuation of summer!!

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  8. It's a beautiful scarf, Una. I'm ready for autumn, but I I'm glad to hear your enjoying your summer. :)

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  9. Love the colors. Hate to say it but I am glad to see the hot weather going from our area. The heat isn't such a big deal but the humidity just drains me.

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  10. That is a really lovely scarf. We still have the summer weight duvet on the bed - usually I change it before I put the heating on.

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  11. Such a gorgeous scarf Una...I love the colours. I was giving some serious thought to having the woodburner on yesterday I must admit. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog about my daughter. xx

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