When I received my gift pack of Moya Yarn, I didn't immediately have a plan with the Canary yellow yarn. I chose it because it looked lovely, and I knew something would come up.
And so, something did. Easter break was approaching, as was our upcoming 3h roadtrip for Ironman South Africa and I would need something for my hands :-)
I've had the image of a loose, little lacy scarf in mind, more of a kerchief than anything else, so I took some internet patterns with me, as well as two of my Japanese crochet books.
First off was a pattern from this book:
|Pretty, but it wasn't going to have the right, drapey feel.|
Second try was this one...
|...great idea, but now I though another yarn would be more suitable|
So I settled on this one:
|...I would wear it the other way around though!|
This pattern is from this book, that I bought from Pomadour24's Etsy shop
|She stocks all kinds of incredibly looking books - I want to buy more and more and just sit on the stoep and look at all of the pictures.|
In the end I only started out on our way back!
|Passing a wind farm near Humansdorp|
I took some time hooking in the car and during a pit stop at The Heath, just outside Plettenberg Bay. The boys played on the mini zip lines, the dad recovered his sore and tired body with some craft beer, and I cooled down with home-made ginger beer under the humongous trees outside.
Nearing the end I realised my edge might be a tad more ruffley than the pattern indicated...but seeing as that my Japanese doesn't really extend much beyond konnichiwa to read any of the descriptions on the pattern, I declared it totally acceptable and ruffled on:
Having a look at the shape - mmm....can do with a good block, and the symmetry...well yes, the symmetry isn't 100%, but hell... worse things happen in the world and it will be draped loosely.
|(Taken on a FOGgy morning)|
Relaxed and stretched out, let's play with the asymmetry then :-)
|(Taken that same bright sunshiney afternoon)|
And I could wear it to church the next morning, cool and foggy again!
I love how it brightens up grey and will surely use it often during our rainy winter.
I used Moya Organic Cotton in Canary, with a nr 4 Prym hook.