Skip to main content

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! : )

 

Comments

  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!!

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

    ReplyDelete
  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 !

    ReplyDelete
  4. It is amazing, the color is gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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

    ReplyDelete
  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.
    ciao
    Paola

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

    ReplyDelete
  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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

100th post!

Hello everyone! I'm always pretty absent from my blog, I know. The Turn of the Wheel between October and November has brought back my creative inspiration and made it stronger than ever, so I've been incredibly busy with hooks and wools! : )  To celebrate my blog's 100th post I decided to share with you my latest finished project, a stole/scarf I made for Mum as a Xmas gift. I found this wool at a local market and chose the color with my boyfriend, as the gift is meant to be from the both of us. For those of you who may be interested, yarn is "Tosca Light" by Lang Yarns, shade 0048 "Altrosa". Craft on the other hand is once again Tunisian crochet, with whom I'm totally in love, and pattern is called "Sillabub", by great designer MariaGrazia Berno (check out some of  her others here). Since I still think of myself as a newbie regarding this technique I'm incredibly satisfied with its look - and the feel, oh, if I could tell you how sof…

The discovery of "Railway Knitting"

Hi folks! Here's a small adventure that happened to me that I'm gonna tell you about, mainly because it brought me to a really interesting discovery. Some days ago I received a message on Ravelry from a lady who's made her own Tunisian crochet version of the "Pfeilraupe" scarf. She sent me a picture to show me her work, which was simply stunning: she managed to recreate the exact shape of the knitted one, with marvelous use of short rows, plus in honeycomb stitch, which I love (you can check out her project page here). We exchanged a few messages, and by checking her profile I discovered that I was talking to Dela Wilkins! When the sudden feeling of being a complete idiot for not recognizing her before was gone, I felt (and still feel!) SO privileged: a famous teacher, a published author, took time to write ME about an item we both tried to make in TC. Wow!! Well, of course I did some more searching and found that Dela's book on TC, "Railway Knitting W…

Tunisian crochet hooks - Pt. 4 / Uncinetti tunisini - Parte 4

In 3 past posts I talked about a variety of Tunisian crochet hooks (part 1, part 2, part 3), sharing my experiences and opinions with you all. In this post I'm gonna write a very specific kind: BIG hooks.Bulky and super bulky yarns are a reality, these days. If you like these kinds of yarns, you might seriously consider trying them with Tunisian crochet. Especially if you use simple stitches, like Tunisian simple stitch or Tunisian knit stitch, this technique really makes the texture of both stitch's and fabric stand out. I'm not a sucker for gigantic yarns and hooks, normally, but I do think that, a few times a year, crocheting with big hooks is lots of fun. Question is, where to find those really big Tunisian hooks?Denise sets go up to 15 mm hooks, but what if we want even bigger ones? Well, not to worry: ChiaoGoo makes Tunisian hooks with flexible cords up to 25 mm! ChiaoGoo's are bamboo hooks, wonderfully smooth, with a nicely pointed tip, and even though they'…