As you all know, next Friday commences the National/International Crochet Month, and I'm in the middle of getting ready for a few crochet-alongs I'll be hosting on Ravelry.
I've been preparing for a crochet shawl JAL by choosing patterns and fiber. The patterns are from the three crochet designers who sponsor the shawl group I co-moderate. I'm working from stash, and in the process of making my choices I feel like there's fiber everywhere at the moment - yarn completely covers my coffee table, there's more on the dining table and still more in a few more corners I hadn't anticipated could actually hold any fiber. Nevertheless, I'm happy with the results:
The mohair above is going to become a Snowdrop Shawl;
This is going to be used for my Shell Script wrap; and
Last, but not least, this plate o' goodness is going to be my very own Le Bouquet Stole (about time I make my own design for me!).
I've thus far swatched for two of these. The mohair choices for my version of the Snowdrop is probably the farthest out of my comfort zone - not because it's mohair (you know I love mohair), but because of the color combo. Ice blue isn't usually in my color repertoire, so we'll see how it turns out.
There's still time to vote for a favorite pattern of mine to make along with others in March. There's a mix of paid and free patterns, so definitely head on over and make your selection. At the beginning of next week, I'll announce a winning pattern.
And, in the middle of all the above, I managed to complete another project for publication later this year (which also had a ton of yarn strewn in various places in my space). I haz been yarny busy.
Now head on over to Wisdom Begins in Wonder and see what other fibers plates everyone is dishing up.