I am so pleased with how well the Lattice Lace Scarf turned out and I didn't even have to block it! Well, I could block it to open up the pattern a bit more but to be honest, I prefer it this way.
It was truly a dream to crochet and such an easy pattern to remember. Once I did the first few rows, I didn't have to refer back to the instructions. I adore the lattice, it's so elegant:
The finished scarf was a Mother's Day present for Mr P's mum, who loved it and will get lots of wear out of this one. As it was worked in 4ply cotton, it is light and can pretty much be worn all year around.
I wanted to add an extra little touch to it to make it look more professional and created my own label for the scarf, including the care instructions.
I love how this turned out and that I could get some use out of my once beloved border punch again.
But I didn't stop there, oh no - I went whole hog when I came to wrap the whole thing up.
About two years ago I stopped buying pre-printed wrapping paper as I find it too impersonal and quite frankly a waste of money. Then I started using brown packing paper, you get a big roll for a fraction of the price you pay for the glossy printed ones and you have the option to personalise it.
Usually I would stamp images or greetings onto the paper, but this time I wanted to leave it simple on focus on the embellishment.
I have still a 12 x 12 box jam packed with embroidery floss in all sorts of colours and a few months ago I started to wind them all into little balls, as I thought they would be prefect for smaller crochet projects.
The first thing I tried was this flower
Apart from that little snag you can see at the bottom, it worked out perfectly and I am so pleased with it. For a while it was just sitting on my desk waiting for inspiration to hit me and then I thought I could use it to adorn a gift wrap.
To attach it I crocheted a long chain, wrapped it around the parcel and thread it through the back of the flower.
I left quite a long strand of un-worked thread so I could add some beads to the ends, which I think is a wonderful little touch. As the strands were long enough, all I needed to do after I threaded he beads was to chain a few more loops to secure the beads.
For more inspiring finished projects, head over to Tami's Blog