Tuesday, February 5, 2013

What a Riot

A month or so ago I bought two balls of luscious King Cole Riot from the UK and was anxious to start something straight away.  Thinking 'scarf' I decided on a knit pattern I've used before. Well, it was absolutely yuk !! After frogging about 8 inches, found another knit pattern - guess what? It was also yuk !!!! Disaster - what to do?  In the end I decided to try a crochet pattern and I love the result.
I need to find two one inch buttons to finish it off but wanted to show you how it eventually turned out. This woven look stitch really appeals to me and I'm sure I'll be using it again.

Another experiment was this Mobius scarf which will be going to charity. I used Carnival 8ply with a 5.00mm hook. Pattern can be found here and I started with 102ch.
I've been fascinated with these mobius scarves and have made a few but I think I might be 'over' them now - well for a while anyway.

Still working on a blue/white baby's blanket but its going oh so slowly.

Being a person who gets bored easily, I gave into temptation and started another blanket - this time in Tunisian.  Talking about temptation, it reared its head again this morning - look what the delivery man brought ....
Isn't it gorgeous. Needless to say, I can hardly wait to get my hook into that too.

Before I finish for today, I want to share this delicious recipe with you -

Date and Walnut Slice     

125g butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar (must be dark)
1 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 beaten egg
1 cup SR flour (self-raising flour)

 Put 1st 3 ingredients in a saucepan and stir over low heat until syrupy, then cool a little before adding the remaining ingredients. Press into greased 28x18 cm slice tin and cook for 10-15 mins in a moderate oven. When cool, dust with icing sugar and cut into squares.

Bet you can't stop at one piece.


  1. Such beautiful projects. The yarn looks scrumptious. I've never tried Tunisian crochet and after looking at your project it may be on my to do list soon.

  2. Love the red mobius scarf.. :))
    You are naughty Dorothy, more beautiful yarn for the hook......, ahhh such therapy, bring it on I say lol...

  3. I love the colors of that first one! Beautiful!

  4. I love the colors in the King Cole Riot yarn. Made a very pretty scarf. Wish I could have a piece of that date cake! I love anything with dates. I also love the RED mobius you made. So pretty!

  5. All your projects look wonderful Dorothy! Love the look of that king Cole yarn too :-)

  6. I have so enjoyed scrolling thru your blog Dorothy. thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  7. Hello my friend.. sorry it's taken me so long to leave a comment.. I've been going out for lunches all this week! LOL! I love all the stuff you're making.. you are amazing! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post."
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  9. Isn't it funny how the same yarn can look so different in another pattern? I'm glad you found the right match :).

  10. Really brilliant Dorothy.. You are such a clever crocheter... Love the scarves and I am not surprised you can't wait to start on that yarn.. Beautiful.. :)

  11. Dorothy what pattern is the blue/white blanket? At first I thought you had decided to do a Jacob's ladder, then thought maybe there's a back post or front post stitch every now and then to give the "rope" look. But I'm really not sure, so please put me out of my misery.

    As always you are doing some lovely work.


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