Today I have two things to share and that is the completion of my shawl and the beginnings of a new one.
For the finished piece, the All Shawl by Doris Chan.
Here it is before blocking:
Here it is after the block. I didn’t realize that one of the picot points were tucked under until after the fact. 😀
This was the first time that I blocked anything and I think that it came out great. I used the screen from the window of my children’s room (had to take it out so that the a/c unit could go in their window) and used and old sheet to cover it and pinned it to the sheet. If I had the space…I would have blocked it a little larger but I’m working with what I got! 🙂
I’m working on a new shawl for this Sunday as well. This one is a free pattern from Lion Brand Yarn. It’s called Daylight Tweedy Shawl. It is painfully easy and a great shawl for a beginner. I am about 1/3 of the way done. I’m using Caron Simply Soft in Bone for this one and I am going to add a trim on the shorter sides. Though I don’t know how I am going to block this one. maybe old it in half and do it that way. But here is what I have so far:
If I keep up with making a shawl a week (I do have other projects that I am working on!) I will have a respectable amount of shawls by the start of Fall and will have enough by the start of Winter to go with anything that I am wearing. Saves me a LOT of moe-nay!
Oh! Before I forget, I have been working on making some hot pads for the house and some for sale and I have made two so far. They are so easy to make and I love the pattern…easy to remember as well! Here they are:
I think I saw this on Tumblr, I am not too sure but the one on the left I made from the left over Bernat cotton yarn from my older boys beanies. The one on the right was made with Peaches and Creme cotton yarn (the only place I can get it is at Walmart since it has been discontinued). The one on the left doesn’t hold its shape well and I will use this one at home but the one on the right looks more like the picture and holds its shape better. All it consists of are 5 simple motifs! I think this will make a great addition to people’s kitchens and the color possibilities are limited to your imagination!
Well that is all for now. It is getting warmer here in the house and I am going to park myself near the fan in the living room and crochet.
What have you been working on? Would love to hear from you.