I have been participating in a challenge on Ravelry – craft 10 shawls during the year. I have completed six so far, each crocheted from other designers’ patterns. I am truly thrilled that number seven is my own design. My very first. I am, admittedly, just a little bit proud of it. I might not design another this year for the challenge, but no matter.
|One skein of Blue Moon SilkMo in the Cloudy with a Chance of colorway|
a portion of one honking skein of 100% Estonian laceweight wool (a gift from a swap - yeah!)
a size M crochet hook
|= my Rustic Elegance Textured Stole!|
|A back view - it's really warm, and I love the smell of the wool.|
|The matte bronze-covered buttons continue the rustic feel.|
|Some #3 Japanese silver-lined gray beads along the upper edge of the stole|
add a touch of elegance, without being out of place.
|And, finally, a close-up of the fabric - post stitches and fans.|
If someone at the beginning of the year would have told me I would complete 10 shawls, let alone design one of them, I'd have laughed out loud. It happily continues to be an amazingly creative year.