Thursday, 20 February 2014

Purple, rain


We’re having a quiet half term, full of tea parties, games, coloured pencils, short walks, and visits to the library and playground. Little Flower has eaten most lunches under the kitchen table, pretending she’s Mrs. Tittlemouse. And now she’s wearing fairy wings, leaping from chairs in absolutely sincere attempts to learn to fly. I *love* childhood.


We all feel like real homebodies, snuggling under blankets and being generally lazy. Perfect conditions for crochet!


Purple is the shade of the moment here, with 10 more royal-hued hexies nearly complete.

I’m making swift progress on my purple scarf (that is, when I actually pick it up and work on it, the rows whip up super-quick)...


However, I’m starting to wonder what I’ll do with the edges to girly it up a bit. Remember, this is actually another Manly Scarf, I just enjoyed the stitch so much, and I loved this richly coloured yarn, that I decided to make one for myself.


But I’m a girly girl, and I need something to prettify the ends. I’m not one for tassles or loose strands of yarn hanging down. I’m considering little pom poms, like those found at the lovely creJJtion, but will it work with chunky yarn? Hmmm...scalloped edge? Flowers? Suggestions please!

You’ve seen the purple, now here’s the rain:



Ugh. That’s not pretty. Here’s rain with an orchid:




Still grey and rainy, but at least a bit more elegant...

Welcome to my new followers this week! I suffered some internet glitches this week, so I'm still catching up on your latest blog posts, bear with me! 

A big thank you to all the wonderful comments on my last post. I read and treasure every one of them!

Please link up your latest crochet projects below...

Chrissie x

40 comments:

  1. Rain rain go away ..... we've all really had enough now!
    I think a tiny little scalloped edge would look divine but it already looks beautiful anyway.
    Have fun!
    love Jooles x x x

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  2. Loving the african flower hexies, they look lovely in purple shades. On my very long "to make" list too!
    Your scarf is gorgeous, I love that yarn. It looks lovely how it is, but a little bobble edge might work well with the chunkier yarn. Or picot, or scallops........
    Gorgeous orchid photos!
    Have a lovely week!
    Gill xx

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  3. Love those gorgeous purple hexies! Scarf is looking fab, I am a big fan of a scalloped edge...but pom-poms would be cute too.
    Marianne x

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  4. The hexi's are lovely and the scarf is fab what about adding some beads to the ends.
    Clare xx

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  5. The hexes are gorgeous in purple Chrissie, and the scarf is coming along a treat - like Marianne I rather fancy the look of scallops on it; beautiful orchid but not so beautiful rain, although we could well do with some of it - you folks over there have been so greedy with it this year there's none left for us!!!
    It does sound like such an enjoyable time with the little ones - make the most of it for they grow up way too fast!
    Love and hugs, Joy xo

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  6. Awe your little hexies are lovely, such beautiful colours, they remind me of little forget-me-nots! :)
    V x

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  7. Love orchids and I adore the purple crochet too!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  8. I do like an ending to a scarf but hate fringing. The pompom scallop edging is absolutely perfect and I'll vote for that.

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  9. Loving your purple African Flowers and your scarf is such a beautiful colour to.
    Enjoy your quiet and relaxing half term.
    Sally xxx

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  10. Love your african flowers - when I finish my current projects, that is definitely the next one! :)

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  11. Your hexies are looking lovely, I really like the purple shades. I was thinking that little pom poms on the ends of your scarf would like nice!! xx

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  12. I vote for pom-poms!! Always! I love the hexies! Perfect spring colors.

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  13. Hi Chrissie
    Such a pretty scarf. I recently made one and edged it with a kind of scalloped/wavy edge. It was so easy to do: I just worked all the way around the edge doing sl st, dc, htr tr and htr all in 1 st, then back down the other side : dc, sl st.
    Kate x

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  14. Purple is my favourite colour so I just love your post today:)
    I would try a scallop or a picot edge for your beautiful scarf. I have never heard of garnet stitch before in crochet so I think I will have to google that one.
    Enjoy the rest of your break!

    Jenn

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  15. It sounds like you're having a lovely break. The purple is beautiful; purple is my faaavorite color!

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  16. Sounds like a wonderful half term. Love that scarf it is stunning, pom poms would be adorable.

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  17. I checked out the link for the pom poms and I reckon they are ace. Your purple post ticks all my boxes. You ah ve some classy links there you know, I am off to check some out. Jo x

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  18. Sounds like we're having the same kind of week - (except I haven't got around to writing another post yet, so slapped wrist for me!!). Yep I'm liking the pom-poms idea for sure.
    I've just finished another one of my blue yarn votive cosies in readiness for the spring...they will live in my conservatory when the weather gets warmer :-)
    Lovin' your purple crochet goodies X

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  19. I love your hexies; the color combination is so beautiful. The scarf is turning out very pretty too. And the orchid is gorgeous!

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  20. Hello Chrissie
    Your purple hexagons are lovely! really lovely colours. Your scarf matches perfectly with your purple coat. Rain rain go away. Lovely photos of the orchid xx

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  21. I love the colours in your scarf, and the lovely stitch! How about this pompom trim? I think it's so pretty!
    http://onceuponapinkmoon.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/pom-pom-edge.html
    Maria x

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  22. Beautiful scarf, I love the yarn, it's fantastic, and the hexes are great too. It sounds like you're all enjoying half term despite the rain.

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  23. Oh purple! I am a purple person so, I have truly enjoyed your post :)

    Lluisa x

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  24. aawh my favourite colour!

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  25. Very pretty, I'm loving the shades of purple.

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  26. Love the colours in the scarf. How about crocheting some flatish flowers and appliqué-ing ( is that a word) to the top and bottom edges to girly it up a bit.
    S xx

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  27. Hi Chrissie, your scarf is lovely, I would vote for the pompoms, very girly I think! :) Thanks for dropping by my blog, it is nice to 'meet' new crafty peeps! I have joined in your linky too, hope that's ok! have a lovely week, Julie xx

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  28. Lovely colors for a beautill scarf... love the purple flowers...and your orchid !
    Have a nice weekend !
    Anna

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  29. The hexies are a lovely colour, as is your scarf. I've never used any of the multi-coloured yarns before, it's a lovely effect, might give it a try. Perhaps a picot or scalloped edge? Have a lovely weekend.
    Jane xx

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  30. Gorgeous hexies and that scarf … it's so pretty. I never cease to be amazed by self-striping yarn! As for an edging, I think it looks rather lovely the way it is but, if you're fancying an edging, my favourite would have to be a scallop or picot. I'm also a fan of a slip stitch and chain 1 in each stitch which gives a subtle rope look (I've edged by latest wristycuffs using it).

    Have a super weekend.

    Heather xx

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  31. Hi Lovely Chrissie, sorry I have been absent for a few days, it has been one busy week! My goodness this little scarf is simply stunning and I adore the colour. Well done you - you are so talented Chrissie. I think poms poms would be such fun on your scarf or maybe little crochet flowers? Have a lovely weekend, sending you big hugs and loves
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxx

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  32. Purple is one of my favourite colours so I love the hexies. Also love your photos of the orchids x

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  33. Love your hexies, they're so pretty Chrissie. Wow that stripy yarn for your scarf is brilliant, the colours are gorgeous! Sarah xo

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  34. We are gray and rainy today too. Love your bright and beautiful crochet.
    Hugs to you Chrissie,
    Meredith

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  35. Love the colours of those pretty hexies and your gorgeous scarf too, Chrissie! Pompoms would be lovely!
    The orchids look beautiful against the rainy window.....though I hope you have some sunshine this weekend too :)
    Helen xox

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  36. So much beautiful purple for the month of February whose birthstone is amethyst. It is my favorite color because my birthday is this month. I love your hexagons and that gorgeous scarf.

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  37. Loving your African flower hexies, really beautiful and all the purple is fabulous Chrissie. Sounds like you have had a similar snugly homebody half term like us x perfect! xox Penny

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  38. It seems that you have been making the most of half term with relaxing activities. It sounds like little Flower is having a ball with her imagination running wild, I just love it when they get in these zones. I am loving your pretty African flowers, very pretty and also yes I agree that scarf needs prettifying, but nothing that a pretty scalloped edge won't sort out. I would have a little look at Nicki Trench's swishy scarf, I think that's what its called anyway, I love the edge on this scarf and it might give you a few ideas. I hope you are keeping well. Much love xoxo

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  39. Those african flowers are gorgeous. I have so many projects on the go I feel a little overwhelmed, I shall be glad when something is finished. You pictures are really beautiful.

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  40. I LOVE the colors of those projects you're working on. They make me want it to be spring even more than I already do! So gorgeous!

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