Friday, September 27, 2013


Finished a crochet scarf, Handsprings,also inspired by Elsie de Wolfe (Lady Mendl). Cole Porter wrote about her:

When you hear that Lady Mendl standing up
Now turns a handspring landing up
On her toes
Anything goes!

A simple chevron stitch pattern, worked in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter: Fossil, Blanket Fort, Plume, Woodsmoke.

I have mixed feelings about this. I like the way the points form a ruff-like collar which frames the face(you have to imagine the face since my poor Anna Bolena doesn't have one and I was in no mood for a selfie.) I originally swatched for this in Brooklyn Tweed Loft, a fingering weight yarn, and there was much more contrast between the Fossil(cream)and the Woodsmoke(beige)which I liked better. If I were to do it again, I would make the whole thing narrower.

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  1. I really love the way it looks, the color looks fantastic.

  2. I love it, the tiny bit of pastel purple was an inspired choice!

  3. I think is beautiful! Love the colors ♥

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. i love the name of yours. the colors in your scarf are gorgeous together!