Thank you, kind and wonderful people for your lovely comments on my latest posts. You are, as ever, generous and sweet to me and I adore you for it.
The summer holidays already feel like a long distant memory to me, I'm deep in the term time routine now and the weather has not been slow to bring about the end of the season either. But despite that, I still have plenty of summer crafting to show and I need to get on with sharing it with you.
The alternative title for this post could have been 'Making Superfluous Stuff I Don't Really Need.' After all my talk on my Merenge post about picking and choosing designs that suit me, that's really gone out of the window here.
I'm sure you've been there. At least, I hope you have. You see the pictures, they look so good, you love the idea, you get sucked in. I think that's maybe what's happened here. It's all those adorable collars I've been seeing everywhere you see, I love how they look and I wanted one, or two... maybe... some?
This first one is a Japanese charted pattern called Fresco Lino Collar, by Pierott Yarns. I crocheted it in some cotton thread I had in stash that I'd picked up on my travels. No idea what it is, as it didn't even had a label.
I have to say, I quite like this one. It even looks quite nice with this one white top that I have. But, that's the problem, it only goes with this one top. I don't seem to have a lot in my wardrobe that works with a pretty, lacy, pale blue collar. Hmmmm.
Strangely undeterred by this, I moved on and made something else I'd been coveting for a quite some time. A gorgeous collar pattern called Astrid by Kalurah (Ravelry Link), I adore how this pattern looks. It's almost like a fichu rather than a collar and I'm also amazingly drawn to those for someone who lives in the 21st century. I think there's more than a small part of me who secretly would like to try out a week in the life of a Jane Austen character.
This was a delightful pattern to make, and it whipped up really quickly. Especially as I used it to fill in 'car time' on the way to and from Disneyland in the holidays. I used my DMC Petra 5 cotton for this one and it's a lovely cotton to use.
There's only one small problem....
Yeah, I don't like it.
Ok, let me roll back from that a little. I do like it. It's lovely. I'm just not sure it's really me. Am I ever, ever going to wear it? I'm not sure. I can't imagine when, or where I would wear it. What about you, could you pull it off?
Probably you're far too sensible to waste your time spending hours making things you'll never use but just in case you ever have, I'd love to hear about it!