Added Apr 25, 2012
During my recent trip to the States, from where I acquired a good sum of knitting/crocheting books, I was inclined to give crocheting another go. My first task: a foxy scarf inspired by something I stumbled upon on pinterest Bees Knees Knitting. I don’t really know how to crochet, so the jargon only confuses me, thus I decided to opt for a freestyle version mimicking the fox – although those who are fluent in crochet reading can buy her pattern for $6 on Etsy.
I found some leftover yarn from god only knows when was last used and armed with my 5.5mm hook and my Happy Hooker (I just love the Stitch’n’bitch bookseries!) I made a fair attempt at crocheting. My mom came to my rescue every single time I had to start a new piece from scratch (I can cast on, but that first row is just beyond my capabilities). I soon found out that I had nowhere near enough yarn to replicate the aforementioned fox inspiration. Hence, my new mission was now to make a children’s version and give it to my 6 year old niece for first of summer. I guess this qualify to be a very belated “paying it forward“ from all the knickknacks my aunt has given me growing up. Besides, it’s not really suited for a 26 year old wannabe-adjunct at the University of Iceland now is it?
Over the past week I has been slowly coming along. But I’ve found out from my handcraft heroes — my 86 year old grandmother and forever 26 aunt that my crocheting skill are [quote] oafish [/quote] and my taste in colors is obscene. It’s supposed to be a fox, and I don’t see many pink foxes running around?! Disregarding their sentiments, I soldiered on and this is what I came up with.
For a first attempt, I’m quite pleased with myself. Lets just hope that my 6 year old niece is not as harsh a critic as other members of my immediate family.
Yarn in brown/rust, beige/white and charcoal/black – 5.5 mm crochet hook – 2 two buttons for eyes
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