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May 04, 2007

Current titleholder

There's only one right way to block a Dolphin scarf:

On a beach towel, of course! Maybe not as cool as June's foam mats (and definitely not as cool as June's shawl itself), but it's colorful and it works!

Although I wasn't able to find more matching Seasilk, the scarf is currently a healthy 58" long. That's something I can live with.

After blocking I'm instructed to add a simple crocheted edging along the narrow sides of the scarf. Now, you know I'm the current titleholder of World's #1 Crochet Dufus. I can make sense of knitting and sewing instructions, cooking recipes, wirework tutorials, (most) camera manuals, even plumbing! But give me a few 'dc' on top of some 'sc', and my eyes go blurry.

Damn it! I wand my dolphins to be perfect! I stared at the edging directions, consulted the tutorial in the back of VLT and my only crochet book, telepathically communicated with Maryse, practiced a bit and ripped out a whole lot... and I think I've finally got it!

Can't wait to prettify the dolphins :).

Posted by Kathy on May 4, 2007 04:30 PM

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Gorgeous as usual!

Looks like you've got it! Nice.

Oh, come now! Of course you can crochet the edging! It'll be beautiful.
Can't wait to see the finished product!

I sm terrified of crochet. I mean...it looks so deceptively easy that I just wrap my head around it. I've tried. I've fumbled...I've given up. The scarf looks beautiful. You have made me want...no NEED some sea silk. My husband hates you for it. LOL. I can't wait to see it all finished up and modeled!

Good luck!

i'm ready for you to start designing crochet!

That looks right. It gets hypnotic after a while.

Nice! That should be the perfect edging for your dolphins. It looks like waves.

You can prettify the edges! Just find the rhythm in the pattern and it will turn out great.

Great work! Which means that now *I* can ascend to the title of World's #1 Crochet Doofus.

Absolutely gorgeous. Bravo to you for not only the lovely knitting but also for mastering the crochet.

That's a right nice little crochet border. One just like that (in the other yarn) will be beautimus on the dolphin scarf, like little waves... :-)

I am giving you serious competition for that crochet title.

I use the Crochet for Dummies book, too. So far its been able to answer every question I've had.

Wow. Wow.

Splash! I love that dolphin lace!

Beautiful scallops. A whole seafood thing happening.

Very very pretty. :)

I do a lot of blocking on my beach towels - it's one of the best surfaces to use!

And how is Ene coming along?

Looks like you got it! It really looks beautiful.

Then there's hope for me yet? I have tried and tried to crochet and always end up with a blob. Your edging looks great!

Well, now you can't claim the title of worlds #1 crochet dufus, so pass it on girlfriend. Congrats on graduating to a pass with honours.

I like to use a beach towel for blocking too. Mine has stripes on it and that makes it easier to get the shaping right.

The crochet looks beautiful. Have fun prettying up the dolphins!

Kathy, This is gorgeous! Congratulations on your crochet work! Be careful, crochet is so much easier than knitting that you might become 'bi'! ;>)

In principle, and with the help of a good book of instructions, I am able to crochet. What I don't get is how on earth poeple are able to count stitches and rows and settle on a gauge for something like that.

Edgings and potholders only. Good enough for me.

the scarf is stunning and your crochet edging is perfect!

This one looks like another winner! :-)

Crochet's not so awful. Like any other craft, all it takes is practice. :-)

"If I can do it, so can YOU!" That's what popped into my head in response to the "crochet dufus" coments. Myself, I can crochet fairly decently; I just vastly prefer knitting. :)

Personally, I block on the bed in our gues bedroom (it's larger than my own bed), but I might have to pursue the idea of those foam boards...

But I digress. The scarf is beautiful! Such a rich, warm golden colour. Yummy! Great job, as usual. :)

Yow, if you can crochet like that, you're definitely about to lose that title! Gorgeous scarf--no doubt the dolphins will beach themselves (temporarily) just to look at it.

Have you ever tried to crochet with knitting needles? It's basically just YOs, picking up stitches, and casting off. Knitty Gritty did an episode with Lily Chin on this technique: http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/shows_dkng/episode/0,3145,HGTV_28316_50088,00.html

nicely done! bravo!!!

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