And how are you all today?! I’m exploding with colour here today, totally thrilled with how my photographs turned out, bursting with excitement that they are just popping off the page at me! Last week, during the possum merino scarf saga, I went a bit nuts, I’m not sure what caused it, I think it was the whole back and forth and back and forth and back and forth and back and forth and back and forth and back and forth and back and forth and back and forth in the same colour that set me off! While I loved the colour, the yarn and especially loved the result, a couple of days occurred where I was overtaken with the need to create a colour explosion or seven!
I am asked reasonably frequently in comments to explain things that I do more thoroughly and I apologise if I don’t immediately get back to people about their queries, usually I file things in my mind and forget about them for ages, then remember suddenly, often forget again and then maybe do a post on them! One of the things I get asked about sometimes are edgings, and so I thought I’d do a post on a few of the edgings I use on my crochet. Today, it’s a scallop festival. I was asked by one of my lovely commenters how I do my scallops as hers often turn out flat. To be honest, I haven’t looked at a scallop edge pattern since the first time I did it, and don’t know if the way I do mine is any different to other patterns out there, but here is how I make my scallop edgings……………………..
Oh, and by the way, the granny circle pattern is HERE!
Making these scalloped edge pot holders has created a new obsession. The picot edge has fallen out of favour and the scallop edge (if that’s even the right name for it, it could be shell? Scallop edge is my name for it anyway, not to confuse it with my happy little mini-shell edging!) is the new supreme edging in my crochet world!
Once I’ve finished the item I want to edge, I make a row of single crochet right the way around, to make it all nice and even and finished looking, then I slst into the first stitch and chain 1 for a bit of wiggle room. Then, skip one stitch and make 5dc into the next stitch, skip one, slst into next stitch, and carry on right the way around and slst into that first chain.
Gosh I’m loving these pot holders, it’s hard to decide which is my favourite…. they’re currently all hanging above the stove which I’m sure you can imagine just THRILLS my darling KB to bits!!! I’m unable to decide whether the one above, the very first one, or the bright pink one is my favourite…. the pink one blows my mind, the colours are so saturated that when I look at it I just can’t believe something can be so PINK!
The top right pot holder are KB’s colour choice, I’m sure you can see different input happening there, from my normal “burn your eyes out” bright colour scheme!!! I love it too, and they all look so happy hanging together on the wall…..
Do you know, I’ve had some lovely comments lately, I say that a lot, but I’ve really had some comments that just make me smile, and make me feel good about what I do here in blogland… I’ve noticed that a lot of people are saying thank-you to me (and Raymond of course!) for sending out happy vibes and that it is cheering them up or making them smile, or bringing a bit of happiness into their lives. Well, you are so welcome! I’m glad that you feel the good vibes, because that is what ‘connection’ with others is all about in my opinion. It has made me think about life in a bigger sense, these comments and connections with others, and I feel that with all of the scary things that are happening, we are feeling the need for connection and gaining a deeper appreciation for each other. It makes me wonder what else we can do to bring each other that love and security and care as we continue to live on this planet that is changing in front of our eyes. How can each of us reach out to other people who are most likely feeling exactly the same way we are?
May the love I’m sending out from this post touch you, and may you deliver it to the next person you meet.
From Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx