Well, I have another shawl to share with everyone on this gloriously sunny Friday in the Pacific Northwest.
The making of my Springtime Lilac Shawl was a spur-of-the-moment decision earlier this week. Yes, earlier this week.I actually completed this shawl in four days. I do believe I’m now ready for Olympic track sprints.
I had the yarn in my stash, the book on my shelf, and the beads in my craft corner – what else does a crafty gal need? This pattern, the Juliette Shawl from Creating Crochet Fabric, is easy, yet interesting. Since I also completed it pretty much by utilizing only the charts (I did refer to the written instructions once or twice when I encountered a few small inconsistencies in the charting sequence), it was something of a mindless crochet. Reading charts as mindless crochet – go figure.
In any event, this early morning picture above might be somewhat dark, but it does capture the hint of attractive sheen in the Louisa Harding Merletto yarn. (I've provided a link to a retail site in the face of virtually no fiber information on Harding's own site.) It’s got a small amount of linen content, so
it’s also slightly fuzzy around the edges. I did find this yarn incredibly splitty when crocheting; this might not be the same when knitting.
All in all – a very quick, satisfying and pretty project with just a little added amethyst bling on the bottom. I’ll take it!
I hope everyone has had a satisfyingly crafty week. Definitely check back with Andrea's blog to see the results.