Last week I posted about my (thankfully averted) crochet crisis and hinted that I wondered if you knew what the items were. I said that I thought one might be more obvious than the other, which was kind of true. Only kind of true (ahem!).
One, looked like a scarf, but now it is actually finished I can reveal that it is actually this cowl.
I used some of the rest of the lovely Rowan wool that I bought years ago but hadn't used for anything, no pattern, I just fiddled around until I was happy with the width and kept going until I was happy with the length. I wanted it to wrap twice around my neck, or be the right length to just wear in a long loop.
After I got the right length and joined the ends, I decided that a border was needed and after some more fiddling and testing I added this border, which I think is sort of a shell border, but heck, what do I know, I made it up!
I am happy with it considering that I used what I had, made it up as I went along, and had to rescue it halfway through from the spill!
Now, moving on to the other item. I thought you might guess it as the start of a blanket. However, I am really not sure what to do with this. Years ago I bought the yarn when I was having bash (failed!) at trying to knit and I started to make a scarf. Then I used it to start a blanket which went all wibbly, so I frogged it and started again and this is where I am now.
I am not really overly keen on this yarn and I have had mixed reviews about it from other people, which has put me off a little. As I said yesterday I am now swithering over what to do as my next project and this isn't really helping me decide!
I have thought about making it into a sort of envelope bag, but I have no use for it then. A knitting needle case - for the non knitter! - isn't much use either.
So probably I will keep going until I have a blanket of some size or other and the darned thing will last forever because it is acrylic!
I am linking up with Chrissy and Marianne for the Crochet a Long today.