Well, this post has been long in the edits as well as a couple of other projects, but we had more important things to handle - like my husband's knee surgery and while things are starting to get normal in our household, I can slowly resume blogging and take my projects our from the shadow.
This is a piece from my collection inspired by The Little Women (side note: I watched it and I am deeply in love with it! Cried a couple of times in the theater - it was so moving!) and I plan to take a proper photo shoot for all the things I have prepared.
For this lariat I challenged my skills - wanted to make a braided lariat, but because the yarn was fingering, I couldn't make a proper braid, so I chained three long chains, but the thickness still did not suffice my idea - I would have had to make 5 more such chains to achieve full thickness, which was not going to happen, so I crocheted over the chains to get the body of the lariat. Don't ask me how I did it - I was bored to death until I finished it and it was not an easy job - the lariat is 3½ m long.
I wanted the lariat to look rich and luxurious once wrapped around the neck and I believe I achieved that. I used Nako's Аrya Ebruli Sim which is absolutely gorgeous. The yarn content is 10% Alpaca, 10% wool, 4% metallic polyester and 76% acrylic. All in all I am quite satisfied how it turned out.