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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Glamourous Valentine Day!

SHHHHHH - Don't tell my Secret Valentines that I've posted these photos!

I made both items from Vanna's Choice Glamour. I love this yarn! It is easy to use, can be used instead of sock yarn, and is soft and stretchy! Of course, as it is a thinner yarn it takes longer to get to where you want to go, but works up ever so nicely.

The scarf is going to my Secret Sweetheart for the Vanna swap group and the fingerless gloves are going to my Secret Sweetheart in the Itsy Bitsy swap group. I know - they should be going to the same place! I didn't think of that until after they were done, and there is no way I'm going to make another scarf - and the other scarf is already sent so can't add the gloves. My bad. But at least I sent some yarn!

I just made up the scarf. It was easy....just take one of those lace or shell patterns, make the recommended number for one, two or three pattern repeats, and then do the pattern until you have about 5 or 6 inches. The rest of my scarf is double crochet, but you can do single crochet too - just takes longer.  However, it would make a heftier scarf which might be more desirable.

The problem I ran into in making up my own pattern is that I had to figure out how to do the pattern upside down so the two ends would match when you looked at them straight on! It wasn't toooooo bad - but if you look closely and dissect it, you'll be able to see some of my itsy bitsy mistakes. ;o)  Perhaps most people wouldn't mind one end being upside down from the other, but it just would not look right to me.

The gloves are another story. The pattern comes from the Coats and Clark/Red Heart page - "Crochet Lace Fingerless Mitts", pattern LW2017 designed by Andee Graves. The pattern is easy, stressfree, and looks awesome in one color. The pattern photo is in a rainbow color using "Heart & Sole" and they look quite joyful and bright. Try it - I think you'll love this pattern as much as I do. Also - I did not turn and go back and forth at the join of each row. I did turn when it came to the thumb hole, however.  There was no way getting around it unless I cut the yarn which would have been a bit much to hide ends in such a lightweight yarn. I just went around and around before and after the thumb hole!

I purchased black, red, and silver (the white didn't come) in Glamour so plan on making other items with this. Perhaps some gloves to match the black Glamour scarf that Karen (BrooklynAIrishGirl on Ravelry) gave me for Christmas.  I hope you will try it out the next time you have a pattern calling for sock yarn. I think you will find that it is really a wonderful yarn to use!


  1. OOOooo what lucky Secret Sweetheart Valentines you have! I'm sure they will both love what you've sent them.

  2. Very Valentiney! I love the red. Will have to try Vanna's Choice "Glamour".

  3. Hi! I stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to say you've done a lovely job on the scarf and gloves! They look gorgeous, and the recipients will love them :)
    Greetings from Mexico.
    (I hope you don't mind if I follow you?)

  4. These are so beautiful. The color is beautiful and perfect for Valentine's Day. And you did a terrific job on them too! I love it!