Just a quick show n tell today to reveal a recent project which I made whilst on my jollies in North Wales. This colourful creation is my first attempt at crocheting a shawl. My first shawl! And what a pleasure it was to make too. I spent many a happy moment crocheting this in the car, on the beach and of an evening during those lovely sunny days of Summer.
I first saw this shawl on the lovely Elizy Art blog, and knew instantly I wanted to make it. It was the perfect item to make with a couple of skeins of Araucania Ulmo Multy cotton yarn which I snapped up from the bargain bucket at the Knit and Stitch show in Harrogate two years ago, and I've been itching to make something with it ever since.
I need to buy a yarn cake thingamabob-bobbin
I legged it to the shops to buy my copy of the Simply Crochet magazine (Issue 22) so eager was I to get my hands on the pattern and get started.
After a few initial glitches (I'm pants at following patterns) I sailed through the easy to follow pattern with ease. I wasn't able to make the last two rows, but that wasn't a major problem as it still wraps and drapes really nicely. I was really surprised at how light and comfortable it feels when wrapped around like this (my fave way to wear it)....
Not bulky at all, and not overbearingly warm to wear whatever the weather or season.
This is not going to be my last shawl I can guarantee you that!
Even the left over yarn was put to good use. This is my eldest daughter's (8) first attempt at crochet...
...a very long foundation chain which she made during time spent at the cottage and on the journey home in the car.
To say that I'm proud is an understatement!