Monday, 19 August 2013

Scarfed for life

Hello friends.

Thanks for popping in. I know I am not blogging consistently but I have been crocheting like it is going out of fashion. Now that my hook has become hot let me keep it down and pick up my camera.

But first I want to thank everybody for their good wishes on our Independence Day and also for your lovely comments about my crocheted hearts. And a warm welcome to all new friends who have joined us.

You may have read one of my previous post about our trip to Ladakh. Before this trip, I used to think that scarfs are fashion accessories and I always wondered how a thin strip of fabric could protect you from the cold. Well, that trip put all my doubts to rest as I wore my scarf 24/7.

Once home I decided to make a few more, now that I had realised  that they were useful and handy and definitely helped to keep you warm. 

I decided to use a pattern I had already used here but with a twist. This time I decided to use two colours. 

Soooo...... tad dah.....

crochet orange scarf crochetkari

And this is my first scarf

crochet ivory scarf crochetkari

The two colours make it look like a whole new pattern, doesn't it? But I love both of them.

When my scarf was done, I thought it looked like fragrant "parijat" flowers strewn down a pathway. A sight that greeted us every morning when we would go to our native place, Mangalore during school vacations.

Pic source axsoris.com

crochetkari orange white scarf

Don't you think so?

orange crochet scarf crochetkari

Do you think it needs a fringe?

Well, scarf done, now what?  I am going to make a matching hat. 

But before that, let me tell you something funny. Since Ladakh is an extremely cold place I was happy that for the first time I could actually take all my hand crocheted goodies along with me and of course flaunt them. But after reaching Ladakh.....flaunt was the last thing I wanted to do. WHY?... Because I had my ivory colored scarf (shown above), my canary yellow fingerless gloves and a deep blue beanie (this pattern) I had made.


Now you can well imagine what a sight that must have been - blue beanie, cream scarf, yellow mitts coupled with my outfits in various colours. A real clownish ensemble!!!  :)
Well, at that time I was more worried about keeping myself warm rather than being fashionable...!!!

So that is how I was struck with the idea of making matching sets. [Confession - I am a big fan of matching sets]. I will be back soon with my matching hat.

Till then, happy crafting and have a great week ahead.


20 comments:

  1. I love your scarf, It looks cosy and warm and I think it looks good just as it is. Can't wait to see your matching set :)

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  2. Your scarf looks very nice in two colors !! Are you planning second trip to Ladakh ? ;)

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  3. Love the scarf. The orange and white are really pretty. My daughter-in-law would love that. She's a big University of Tennessee fan and those are their colors. Glad you had a great time on your trip.

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  4. Your scarfs are so beautiful, Sangeetha! I crochet a little, and seeing your beautiful work makes me want to do more. It's so hot here in Utah right now, but we get really cold winters as well. I need to start now so I'll have one ready for the cold months ahead. I'm a new follower. Thanks so much for sharing. Enjoy your day!

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  5. Sangeetha! I love the scarf! And the two colors make such a fabulous pattern! Awesome work.

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  6. Your new scarf is very pretty Sangeetha - and the yellow gloves and blue hat are very pretty patterns. I'll bet you looked beautiful in your crocheted accessories. :)

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  7. Adorable scarf,interesting crochet pattern!!!
    I love orange.:)
    Blue,yellow,cream-why not?!:)
    Greetings.:)

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  8. Lovely pretty colors and an awesome scarf! I am sure miss-match is the new "IN"! You would have looked as great as ever :)

    Love,
    Rajeswari.

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  9. again a beautiful crochet work....fabulous....

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  10. Lovely colours and lovely work !!! Loved it !!

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  11. You always make me laugh and remember you fondly when I read your posts. There's some funny thing to read! Yeah. Though the pattern is the same, the twin coloured scarf looks yummy. Uthake pehaneka mann kar raha hai:) Its lovely.

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  12. Beautiful !!! All of your work !
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  13. I adore your two toned scarf it is beautiful x

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  14. You are so creative! I'm trying to make the transition from following patterns to designing my own patterns. I can tell your blog is the inspiration I need. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your link!

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  15. I love the colors of your scarf - so pretty! It looks fine the way it is, but if you wanted to add a fringe, I'm sure that would look good, too.

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  16. The scarf is beautiful! You have done a wonderful job. The colors and pattern are just lovely and I know you will get many compliments from people when you wear it

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  17. Oh I love your scarf!! Great colors and pattern :-). And the gloves are beautiful as well, thanks for the link!!

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