I finally had the time and mood to make this scarf after seeing other fellow crocheters making it. I finished it in about a day using my largest hook. I've taken a pic to show you the difference by using 3 different hook sizes and 2 kinds of yarns below. You can find the pattern for this scarf here. There are no photos there but you can find lots on raverly.
By using a smaller hook and thread yarn, I made a bookmark using the same pattern. This pattern is really easy. I got the hang of it after the third round. The photos look terrible, I know but it's gloomy here. It has been raining non-stop since last night.
Above are the differences of using 3 hook sizes and 2 types of yarns. I'm sorry but I don't know the hooks' sizes precisely(how ignorant, I know!) but you can do your own experiment to find the out which one you like best.
I even managed to make a mini bow hairclip for Hazel using a pattern by Crochet Spot. She has been pestering me to make one for her since forever! The above pic is the best from more than 10 tries of taking it. She was always moving and at last I asked her to lean on the sofa. That did the trick! I did another bow last month using Paula's pattern. I think I prefer hers because it's done in one go. She has lots of lovely stuff there and some free patterns, too. Do visit her!
Lastly, Hazel and I made these delicious and easy cookies this afternoon. I forgot where I got the recipe from but it uses just 3 main ingredients! It's called Simple Shortbread Cookies. Here's the recipe:
1 cup Butter
1/2 cup Sugar
2 1/2 cup Flour
Mix as usual. Roll dough into balls and flatten. With a spoon, indent the center and fill with small amount of jam or just top with sprinkles. (I've tried adding chocolate chips/chopped chocolate, too).
Bake at 300F for 15 minutes.
Have a great weekend everyone!