Sunday, 25 July 2010

chin chinery, chin chinery, chin chin cheroooo

I finally used some of my strokey wool stash and made a Baktus! I won a give away a while back from Tiny White Daisies which amazingly included FOUR balls of Noro and some very lovely wooden needles. I wasn't sure what special thing to make with them until I started seeing Baktus scarves appearing on other blogs. These scarves are increased along one edge until you get to 'the middle' (half way through your yarn) and then decreased. They can be worn in all sorts of ways and obviously how big they come out depends on the quantity of yarn and tension. I used a pattern from Flickr to make this and it has a very simple lacy pattern. Because Noro is quite knobbly the edges came out less crisp than the Flickr example so I added a simple three row crochet edging to neaten it.

I also made a simple crochet brooch to match and fasten the brooch in the collar position. I sill have two balls of Noro left and think that a clutch may be in order. I am also making another Baktus as a gift and plan to thread through the eyelets with fabric strips and edge with twinkling beads. I must take a moment to apologise for the intrusion in these pictures of several random chins. Lord alone knows where they came from- although I suspect they are made entirely from Cider and cake. xx

9 comments:

trash said...

Aaaaah, I may finally be beginning to understand the passion for the Baktus. That edging is delicious and the brooch makes the perfect closing.

wonderwoman said...

it looks absolutely lovely and so do you!!!

xx

Jennifer said...

You did a great job, it turned out beautifully. I think the edging and flower make it. As for you, you are gorgeous, and you have such a pretty smile.

karen said...

very nice and fantastic super model skills too!

faeryfay said...

Gorgeous!:-)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is lovely Jenny. I love the size.

Griffin said...

Wot wonderwoman said... and she should know cos she's wonderwoman.

You are gorgeous, just ask Simon. The Baktus looks fabulouser than it's name. Shoulder scarf or shawlette maybe?! Wot do I kno?

I know you are lovely and that cider and cake are divine foods, but other than that... not a lot.

Kitty said...

That is quite possibly the nicest Baktus I've ever seen. Well done you. :) x

Dottybird said...

Oooooooh scrummy scarf - I've located my secret wool stash, found needles and cast on for a Baktus scarf won't be as smashing as yours but loving the shape of these just put my needles down to write this.Ta Ta for now.