Friday, February 22, 2013

Fiber Everywhere

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.


  1. Excellent choices! I especially like the colors you chose for the Le Bouquet stole.

  2. I'm not really fond of fuzzy fibers (they make me feel like I'm knitting with my cat's hair) but that ice blue mohair looks awesome! I'm looking foreward to see your FOs...

  3. The plate of mohair looks super nice. I just realized that I don't work with mohair that much, in fact, I don't think I have any mohair in my stash. hmmm, heading back to Stitches in couple of hours will most likely change that ;-)

  4. Woo ice blue with brown and green, your mohair shawl will look frosty mountains, that's a great combo!

  5. Such beautiful subtle colors -- looks like you had fun stash diving -- I should do the same!

  6. These are pretty shawls you have planned. The yarn choices are terrific. I concur that heck yeah you should hook up one of your designs for yourself!