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A diamond neckwarmer without the diamonds

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This weekend I made this neckwarmer/choker to match a new blouse. I’m amazed at how such a little thing can make you feel a little warmer. I used the Diamond Stitch, which was a bit tricky what with “yfrn”, and yarn forwards with SKP right after (do I slip the yo or the slipped stitch?). After I few false starts, I got it figured out.

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It’s a cute little accessory. I admit I haven’t attached buttons yet (don’t have appropriate ones). I sewed it onto me with matching yarn. It’ll fit that much better when it’s overlapped a little with proper little buttons through their little yarn-over holes.

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In case anyone is interested in trying the pattern out for yourself, or you’re in the mood to practice your eyelet skills, I’ve posted the pattern at the link below.

wordpress tiffany choker thumbnail Tiffany Choker

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Crocheted Mesh Scarf

Update: I’ve added a free pattern for this scarf/wrap here:
Crocheted Mesh Scarf
For Ravelites:

In my travels at Ravelry (which are embarrassingly frequent) I stumbled upon a very chic looking Crocheted Mesh Scarf made by Jen. I had to have one of my very own!! I used her notes as a springboard, and figured it out along the way.

Digging around some old balls of wool, I found a ball of Paton’s Classic Merino in Dark Grey Mix. I wasn’t sure it was a full ball, but I figured there was plenty enough. I crocheted until I ran out of yarn, and at one point I was tempted to unravel it all because it seemed smaller than it should be. Thankfully I didn’t because it turned out to be the perfect size, especially after blocking.

I have now posted the pattern under my Free Patterns tab at the top of this page.

personal knitting

A couple of neck thingys

First of all, I want to thank everyone for their over-the-top kind words about my Drops Asymmetrical Jacket.  You were all so sweet!

I’m sooooo behind on catching up on all your blogs, it’s on my to-do list. I will check out what you’ve all been up to! I’ve been busy enjoying alone time with my hubby while he was on vacation from work.

In our evenings when we watched a show or a movie, I made a lace cowl and scarf.  Crispy fall air was all it took for me to cast on. Another source of inspiration was Jon buying me some nice new fall clothes that I wanted to accessorize. That’s my kind of vacation!

Ridged Lace Cowl

(my “stunned” look!!)

Ridged Lace Cowl

PatternRidged Lace Cowl
Yarn:  Debbie Bliss Merino DK
Needle:  US 8/5mm
Thoughts:  If I were to make another, I’d cast on less than the 95 sts. Even so, I love it!! I should also note that it’s probably obvious I didn’t block it. I’m too afraid it’ll grow. I know I’ll have to wash it at some point though.

Half-Hour Skinny Suede Scarf

Half-Hour Skinny Suede Scarf
Pattern: Half-Hour Skinny Suede Scarf
Yarn: Lion Brand Lion Suede
: US 15/10mm (pattern calls for 25mm, which I didn’t have)