Today’s Table – Fish Scarf

I had been planning to do this project for a while, and whilst floundering around recently, wondering what to make next I came across the hand painted 100% alpaca yarn I’d bought months ago in anticipation. All I needed to do was head out and buy some appropriate beads!

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It’s my first ever beaded project, and I am loving the yarn! It’s so soft, and the colours remind me of a meandering brook. Calm, peaceful, and yes, I can feel the serenity.

I have also been experimenting with crocheting wire, as I was hoping to make a jewellery project, also using beads. But I’m not sold on the texture of the wire when crocheted. I’m going to try knitting it, and if I achieve the results I’m looking for, then I’ll add beads.

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Just so you’re all up to date, I have indeed finished both the silk shantung scarf …

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… and the caplet. (Which is not a poncho!)

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But it also does double duty as a thick and warm scarf. As the weather refuses to crack 15C, this has come in handy!

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I think I’d like to make it again in different colours …

As I know you’ve all been waiting patiently for the results of the bike naming competition, I’ll put you out of your misery!

First I found an appropriate hat!

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Then I put in all the suggested names.

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I mixed them all up, and pulled out a winner!

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So please welcome Madeline to the fold! Granted, she won’t be exploring all over France, but I think she will enjoy exploring Holland with me. As I type this she is parked underneath my window and the plastic daisies in her astroturf are being watered by the light rain. Ahh Amsterdam.

8 thoughts on “Today’s Table – Fish Scarf

  1. I’ve always been curious about knitting or crocheting with wire — what types of objects or apparel would be most interesting or attractive in wire, do you suppose? My mind goes straight to jewelry, but after that, I wonder if I’m missing the bigger picture.

    The finished objects look terrific. I see what you meant about the capelet being a bit larger than anticipated, but it looks great! The colour combo is lovely and it looks nice and warm.

    I love the orange hat 🙂 That’s a lot of fun. Will you wear that while biking around with Madeline?

    1. There are some amazing things that can be done with wire. Mostly because it holds its shape. And experiments are always fun! 🙂

      The hat is Himself’s. It’s his patriotic Orange hat for special days like Queens Day 🙂

      1. I think I was that friend 😉 Can I commission the caplet in different colours?! It’s so awesome! And I need a hat if you make hats as I left mine in Vienna and now my head is freezing 😦 I’d love to be a customer of yours! x

  2. I absolutely love that fish scarf! And the color of the wire, although my wire-knitting experiences have been sad and frustrating. 😉

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