I come in peace :-)
A few weeks ago we were invited to a wedding. I love being invited to weddings, don't you? As exciting as it was, I admit Little Man was more excited than me! You see, sometimes he's not included in the invitation and that makes him really sad :'(
I have always said that dressing up boys is SO MUCH EASIER than dressing up girls. I applaud all Mummies of girlie daughters. The stress of matching hair pieces to shoes to underwear (I know, right?) is foreign to me. With boys, the only real essentials are a GOOD pair of jeans and a GOOD pair of shoes. If you have these, the rest will fall into place.
So, to dress my son, all I had to decide was which shirt. He happened to have a soft denim long-sleeved shirt. Smart enough to grace any occasion. All it needed to 'wedding' it up was a tie. I decided a bow tie would stand out more. Not so many people wear them these days in the functions I go to.
Now I realise I could have just BOUGHT a bow tie... But where's the fun and challenge in that? I decided to crochet one and it didn't even take me long. Some black DK wool and a 4mm hook was all I needed. Oh yes, and a little
button to fasten it at the back.
Here's the pattern I used for Little Man's bow tie. (The black one in the pics below).
That wasn't the end of it, though. I now have a standing order from my brother to crochet 'eccentric bow ties'. I decided to make one with variegated yarn, for starters... That's all the eccentricity I could muster!
For my brother's, I decided to wing it and see what I ended up with. He's thrilled, so I'm glad I made notes as I crocheted! :-)
As it turns out, the pattern is VERY similar to the one in the link. I decided to work 60 rows of 12 DCs, thus working width-wise, instead of length-wise. I found the bow set better when working width-wise.
He was pleased with the shades of blue and has now requested a matching 'kerchief! What have I got myself into?
What's the most ECCENTRIC thing you've created? I'd love to hear about it!
Till next time :-)