Last year, I saw this pattern in the Lion Brand Yarn catalogue, and that was it. I had to make this scarf for my friend Lindy. Lindy, bless her, regularly wears one of the first scarves I ever made. It is off-white acrylic and substantially wider at one end than the other, so I thought she deserved an upgrade, and I knew she would love this one.
The problem was that I had never crocheted before. The pattern was classified as "easy" so I thought, "Hey! Why not give it a shot?" I took a crochet class and got started. Very, very slowly. I think I re-started this scarf a dozen times. In retrospect, I do not recommend irish lace as a beginning crochet project, but I like to think I made up in enthusiasm what I lacked in skill. Thankfully, my friend and crochet maven Lisa Marie saved me and helped me through the tough parts.
And thank goodness, because we both love it. Doesn't she look lovely?