It took me a fair while to do but I think that's only because I'm still mastering how to hold the wool, crochet hook and keep the tension right! I'm getting there anyway and pleased with how this came out. The wool is lovely (my favourite colour too) and it wraps around my neck twice to keep me nice and warm, or 3-4 times if you're Barry (sorry but he does look so cute modelling my craft projects!)
Here it is on my neck! It is the same colour, just different lighting!
A couple of my friends have seen it and complimented it - little do they know that they'll no doubt get at least one Christmas present this year that's made of wool! I've already made a start on my next crochet project (As I said in a previous post, I've totally got the crochet bug and it's also really good for de-stressing), which is a blanket for our bed. It's inspired by the wonderful crochet blanket my Nan made years ago for my parents. My Mum took a photo of it for me and mine will be the same style, but only in three colours; white, stone grey and dark purple in order to co-ordinate with the colours in our bedroom. I'd like to think my Nan is looking down on me very proud that I've finally managed to master crochet, especially as she taught me to knit when I was little.
Nan's beautiful crochet blanket, which now resides in rural France at my parent's house
I'll hopefully have some photos for you soon to show you my progress on the blanket; as yet I've managed to do a big purple square which makes up the middle of the blanket, next colour to do is white. I found a lovely bits & bobs wooden box in Wilko which fits perfectly with my sewing/crafting theme in our guest bedroom. At the moment I've filled it with wool, needles and crochet hooks. I've got a big old mirror sat behind this box on top of the chest of drawers which I'm yet to restore. It needs a bit of sanding and re-varnishing and then I may well decorate the edge of the mirror with something else yet, but I'm undecided.. Lots of ideas, so little time!