It has definitely felt Autumnal this week. We have had a cool wind here and today unfortunately its has been intermingled with rain.
It's funny how the cooler nights put me in the mood for crocheting and knitting. This week I made a simple neck warmer. I had a huge crochet hook (10mm) that I haven't used so far and found a ball of Aran type wool so thought I'd make one of these to try out the hook and make something that I knew would be quick.
I will wear it when cycling as scarves tend to flap about too much. It is easy to crochet this and you could really do it in whatever stitch you wanted. I just started with 32 chain. The first row - work evenly across the chains - I did 1dc (double crochet) 1 chain and 1dc into the chain. Next and every row was just 1dc 1ch 1dc into the hole created on the first row. Think it is called a 'v' stitch. (I'm not to hot on the names of crochet stitches! And to be honest, even writing what stitches I used makes it seem so much more complicated when you see it written down!) Anyway, I just kept going as if it was a scarf until it would fit over my head when joined together. I crocheted the 2 ends together and then just folded in half to make it double the thickness.
I also tried to make a beaded bead this week using this tutorial. I was pleased with my first go at it (in the picture I still have to add the headpin). Will make a few more and hopefully get 'the knack'.
Not long back from pilates class so going to snuggle up to the dog to keep warm and watch TV for a while.