Friday, 25 February 2011

My Japanese Flower Scarf...

Is it finished yet...
Hmmm...

This morning I hastily struck some more grumpy poses whilst adorned with crocheted items, and concluded that...

...it needs to be slightly longer so that I can wear it thrown over both shoulders. Another one or two flowers required. Now, which colours to pick and do I have enough yarn...

(The pattern is the one currently doing the rounds of many a crocheter's blog courtesy of the links provided in this post by Lucy of Attic24.)

Yesterday afternoon we had a little hint of Spring. It was sufficient to encourage me out for a walk with N.
We checked out the new slide in the park though neither of us was brave enough to give it a go.

Freedom!

Such a gorgeous day. The sun shone and made tree trunks and branches beautiful against a pure blue sky. It was relatively warm too...

...enough to make my crocuses finally flower.

So pretty, they deserve two photos.

Later that evening...
...we celebrated hubby's birthday. Inspired by the recent partaking of a delicious cake a German friend had made I attempted a Donauwellen (Danube Wave) cake using this recipe. It wasn't a complete success - my tin was too small and my buttery custardy cream was too runny. But it tasted nice enough and I have eaten far too much of it already. I would have another go at some point but will try a different version.

Off now to check out my yarn situation.

Enjoy the weekend!

14 comments:

Lyn said...

The scarf is looking great, as you say just a few more flowers.....
the cake looked yummy and I agree spring feels like it is here!
love
Lyn
xxx

Marg said...

I love the scarf, the colours are beautiful. You don't look grumpy.
Lovely photos of the crocuses and a happy belated birthday to hubby.

Jacquie said...

Hi your scarf looks so pretty ,a few more flowers will make it even nicer . Love your outdoor pictures...especially the crocuses...beautiful :0)
Jacquie x

The Garden Bell said...

Looking good. I love this pattern. I'm seeing all kinds of version popping up all over lately. They are all keeping for me. Great color picks.

by Teresa said...

Anne, **love** the colors in your scarf! Yep, a few more flowers are called for. I'm making mine into a shawl, but need LOTS more flowers.

Loved the outdoor shots and the crocus. Do stop over at my blog to see the photos I put up today.

Hugs from across the earth.. Teresa

Chaos, Kids, Crochet and Cake said...

Your colours are just gorgeous, longer is always better with scarves I reckon!

I do love your blog, it always makes me miss Scotland!

Sandra x

Saritha said...

Hello, Just found your blog. Lovely flowers!!The colours you chose look great!!I love your cardi too!!You have a new follower!:)

Andrea... said...

Love the scarf and the flower photos are gorgeous xx

Hazel said...

Oooh I love your scarf. I am thinking mine is maybe too bright for me :(. I am not very good at showing things off I have made. We will see. xx

Simone said...

The scarf is beautiful. I am going to crown you the crochet queen!!! x

Vintage Squirrel said...

I want a go on that chute! Your scarf is looking fabulous. I love the colours you've chosen and they look great with your green cardigan

Heldasland said...

Gorgeous flower shots and your scarf is superb, love the green cardi

rockinloubylou said...

having sampled the cake in question, I can verify that it was absolutely delicious!

Sarah Jones said...

I really like your flower scarf especially your colour choices. Have you crochet your top as well?
Spring really seems to be just around the corner where I am although it has turned a little cold again today.

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