Friday, March 8, 2013

All Kinds of Fibery Project Updates

Well, well, well my fibery friends - it's almost the end of the first full week of National/International Crochet Month, and I have been a very busy hooking bee. Yes, yes I have been.
Initially, let me say that my Rustically Elegant Shoulder Warmer won in the voting for the JAL in my Ravelry group. So, here are the humble beginnings of the one I'm working up alongside everyone else:

The yarn comes across in the cell phone photo only slightly lighter than in real life. I'm using Elann's Lunar Mist in a brown/gold colorway. They list it as aran weight, but this feels barely like worsted weight to me. I will have much more progress on this in the next update.
The shawl JAL is producing all kinds of crochet shawl awesomeness. With 53 (!) participants, I can't believe the crochet party we're enjoying in the Ravelry 12 shawls Forever group. In fact, five people have already completed at least one shawl (and a few have completed more than one already). Even though my three are cruising along, I feel like a minor slacker. Here's the progress so far:

My latest Le Bouquet stole is working up rather nicely in the Araucania Ruca Multy I'm using. The colorway is discontinued, which is a shame. It's wonderfully neutral, and it shows the stitches off really well.

I've completed twelve points on my Snowdrop shawl, just about half way done. I am loving these two colorways together. I might just become an ice blue convert.  

I am more than half-way through my Shell Script, and I am loving how this is working up. I cannot wait to complete the crocheting so I can block it. I have a feeling this is going to be one of my favorite go-to thick and squoishy scarves.

So what have you been up to, mes amis? Check in with the Wonder Why Gal (you know, Andrea!) at Wisdom Begins in Wonder and fill us all in.

Oh, and continued happy hooking in March.



  1. Wow you have been a busy bee indeed! Lovely projects, all of them. I will HAVE to make one of those shoulder warmers one day, love the stitch pattern :)

  2. All sorts of crochet gorgeousness. One day I will have the confidence to crochet shawls, but at the moment I am more confident with lace knitting.

  3. Wow that's a lot of projects going on at once, and they are all so pretty. I had to look up Snowdrop Shawl, it's so Wingspan-ish, I'm sure people would love it. You make Le Bouquet look so easy, I wish I can do a CAL with you while you sit next to me and hold my hands :-)

    1. I agree with you on Snowdrop being very Wingspan-ish. However, don't get it confused with an *actual* crochet version of Wingspan. Gah!

  4. All are looking so nice....crochet envy!

  5. All of those projects are gorgeous! I'm loving the very first project you showed. I can't wait to see it worked up.

  6. I like the yarn of your stole. It reminds me of the inside of a shell.