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Of Dragons and crochet / Draghi e uncinetto

Can you believe it's August already? I find it quite unbelievable, how time flies... but August means that I can finally start dreaming again about cold days and new wool items to make, a thought that always delights me! 
It might seem still too hot to try and learn something new, but hope for colder days makes me ambitious, so I finally decided to take courage and use the flexible Tunisian hooks I purchased this Spring for my very first Tunisian crochet project!
So, let me introduce you to my beginning of the "Dragon tail" scarf (check out its very well explained tutorial here)!
I started it just yesterday with a 10 mm hook to make sure it stays soft, as the yarn is a wonderfully soft one itself, a wool and bamboo mix given to me by the incredibly kind Géraldine B., and see how it's grown already! Can't wait to show it to you once it's finished, and I do believe it won't take too long to complete: it's such a quick and easy project, just what I needed to become more familiar with this technique - and I love it, let me tell you that, if you haven't tried Tunisian crochet before, give it a try, you'll be surprised! : )

Riuscite a crederci? E' già Agosto. E' incredibile come voli il tempo... ma il fatto che sia Agosto significa che posso finalmente tornare a sognare i giorni freddi e nuovi capi di lana da realizzare, pensiero che è sempre una fonte di gioia per me!
Potrebbe sembrare ancora troppo caldo per provare ad imparare qualcosa di nuovo, ma la speranza dei giorni più freschi mi rende ambiziosa, quindi ho finalmente trovato il coraggio per usare gli uncinetti tunisini con cavo che avevo acquistato in primavera per il mio primo progetto a uncinetto tunisino!
Dunque, ecco a voi l'inizio della mia sciarpa "Coda di Drago" (qui trovate il tutorial per realizzarla, spiegato davvero bene)!
L'ho iniziata solo ieri usando un uncinetto da 10 mm per essere sicura che rimanga soffice, perché il filato che ho scelto è di una morbidezza incredibile, un misto di lana e fibra di bambù che mi ha regalato la gentilissima Géraldine B., e guardate quanto è già cresciuta! Non vedo l'ora di mostrarvela quando sarà terminata, e credo non ci vorrà molto: è un progetto veloce e facile, proprio quello che mi ci voleva per familiarizzare con questa tecnica - e la adoro, lasciate che ve lo dica, se non avete mai provato l'uncinetto tunisino dategli una possibilità, vi sorprenderà! : )



  1. Non sai quanto anche io aspetti il freddo...brava che stai iniziando i progetti con la lana io nemmeno riesco a tenere un ago in mano!!Non vedo l'ora di vederla finita la tua sciarpa...ho un uncinetto tunisino e un giorno devo imparare a fare qualcosa!!un grosso bacione!!

  2. Lovely scarf , Valentina !!!!!!! Congratulations !!!!!
    I think I will give Tunisian crochet a try !!!!

  3. Wonderful ! I'm very happy you 're using the yarn I gave to you ! very very pretty this scarf ... I'm looking for to seeing it finished ... Have a lovely week ahead !

  4. It is amazing, the color is gorgeous.

  5. Looks so pretty! i should try to learn Tunisian crochet too someday.. have a wonderful day!

  6. Mi hai fatto venire voglia di provare! Con l'uncinetto tunisino finora ho fatto solo un poncho, quelli con i cavi sono davvero comodissimi.

  7. The scarf looks great. I have only done a tiny bit of Tunisian crochet - must try some more.

  8. Wow that's cool! I know Tunesian crochet (I've made a bag for crochet hooks some time ago with this technique) and I know dragon tail shawls, but I've never seen a combination of both so far :-). Your dragon tail looks great, beautiful texture and a fantastic color! ♥ Can't wait to see it finished. Thanks for sharing, dear, and as well for your sweet comment! Sunny greetings, Nata

  9. Beautiful !!!!!!!!!! Perfect for Fall....
    Have a lovely weekend !

  10. Wow! Your dragon tail looks fabulous! Hope its coming along well.
    Amazing colour and design....looking forward to seeing the finished Dragon tail!
    Ali x


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