Busy Bee’s Crochet

c-mama’s crochet journal and ramblings

Tag: Scarf

What I’m Working On

W.I.P. 7/16/08

I’m waiting for my elann.com order to come in so I can get swatching on my friend’s mom’s turban.

Elann.com - Coffee Bean

edited – It came in today! Yay!

I’m slowing working on the Kitty Bag.

I still have to finish the Belles doily.

I’m almost finished with my last La Mer scarf.

Can’t really get motivated right now to do much of anything. 😦

edited – I’ll be working on the Chemo Turban. 🙂


La recompense

I finished my second La Mer scarf (ravelry link). It measures 63.5″ x 5″. I used a size J afghan hook, 2 skeins of Paton’s Grace in Lavender and 544 beads.

La récompense

Ravelry Project Page

I named this The Reward. I’ve been listening to Jonathan Helser’s new album, The Reward, and the title song seemed to fit this gem.

If you check out this link and forward through the songs until you get to The Reward, you can listen to the entire song. Beautiful.

In a garden he fell
In a garden He prayed
Not My will but Yours be done

My sins He became
So I could be like Him
To go beyond the veil and see His face

The cross has made a way
So we can enter in
To go back to the garden once again

The cross has made a way
Forever I will say
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain

He is worthy
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
To receive the reward
Of His suffering
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain

Notes on Aube Nouvelle

I crocheted a scarf I named Aube Nouvelle.

After looking at the colors, it reminded me of a sunrise and the name New Dawn seemed to fit. Since the designer of the scarf named her design La Mer, I thought I’d stick with the French theme.

As I was writing up a card to go with the scarf, I did a quick search on Bible Gateway for new dawn. The bible verse I was originally thinking of was Isaiah 60 but the verse that came up was Isaiah 62. Interesting because I just posted on this chapter, today. I think this chapter and that song are for the person who gets this scarf. 🙂

Aube Nouvelle

Hubby and I have been re-watching Lost. We got to the episode, “Whatever the Case May Be” where Shannon tells Sayid about the song lyrics Rousseau had written over and over. The song was called, “La mer”. I really liked the way Shannon sang it and decided to research the song. It was originally written by and performed by Charles Trenet. Beautiful song. After a week or so of listening to it on YouTube, I decided to buy it from iTunes.

On Tuesday (7/1), Kim (CrochetKim on Ravelry) posted on the Tunisian Crochet forum about this hottest new pattern on Ravelry called La Mer.

I had this scarf listed in my Ravelry queue but my queue is 3 pages long!!!! Ravelry user, knita, suggested a CAL (crochet-along) for this pattern and alce, Moderator at the forum, started the crochet-along.

Yay. I picked up 2 skeins of Patons Grace in Tangelo. It’s working up nicely. I’m using a J afghan hook. The pattern calls for Fiesta La Luz Multi, a sport weight yarn made of 100% mulberry silk. But, at $30 a skein (I’d need 2), I had a difficult time justifying the expense to myself on a scarf that I probably cannot pull off wearing for myself. So, the Patons Grace, priced at a more modest $4.00 a skein, will be used.

Depending on how this works up, I may head over to an LYS that is not too far away, relatively speaking, and see what sport weight silk they have and the prices. Although, I vowed never to return to that store again since they refused to acknowledge my existence when I walked in. They must have smelled crochet. *shudder* Well, we’ll see…

La mer scarf pattern is found in Interweave Crochet, Summer 2008 and is designed by Sheryl Means.



I will probably get more Grace on Thursday and maybe take a trip to an LYS then as well. I have birthday money – whee!

Here’s pictures of what it looks like so far, though:




I was finally able to pick up another skein of Tangelo. I didn’t pick up any beads for this project, but I’m thinking I will need to. So, it’s off to either Michaels (again) or a local bead store either tomorrow or Friday. Then I can finish this. 🙂


Finished! Got my beads (too many of them) and finished it up. 544 beads on this scarf. Nice, though. I like it.

Finished Aube Nouvelle

Pineapple Motif Scarf

This project was fun. I made it for a friend out of Bernat Satin Sport and a G hook.

I used a vintage pineapple square pattern I found on the internet – Celt’s Vintage Crochet.

I believe the scarf measured 62″ long, but I don’t remember the width. I’ll have to measure it the next time my friend wears it. She wore it Sunday and it looked really nice.

This is my daughter modeling it.

Pineapple Motif Scarf/Shawl

5/11/08 Update

This is not working out – I’ve tossed this in the, pineapple scarf? What Pineapple scarf? pile. 😛

I wanted to make a friend of mine a scarf. No, not the wintery kind – we live in Florida. I had seen her wear a long scarf with a dress the other day and it gave me an idea.

I went to Michael’s Art & Crafts and picked up some Paton’s Brilliant in Crystal Cream. It’s a good color for her and the specks of gold add a bit of classiness in my opinion. 🙂

I was going to to a lacy tunisian stitch, but wasn’t loving how it was turning out. Then I remembered a pineapple motif pattern I had and got the book and decided to do that.

I’m on the forth motif, not sure how it’s all going to turn out or how many more skeins I’m going to have to use, but I’ll play it by ear.


I finished my friend’s scarf. I used the same pattern as her daughter’s table runner. It’s about 32 x 5 and made from size 10 thread and a 7 hook.