Friday, November 26, 2010

Shawls 3 and 4

I enjoyed working the Seraphina Shawl so much and saw many laceweight versions on Ravelry that I had to make my own. I used some leftover Knit Picks Shadow yarn and really liked how it turned out.

Some of the shawls I crocheted were part of other crochet-alongs on Ravelry. This one was to learn how to read lace charts from a Japanese pattern. Not too hard. :) The wool yarn was some I had bought on Ebay.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


One of my four sisters was married this year and my tradition has been to make a blanket with each family wedding. She requested a grey one so I selected Caron's Simply Soft in grey heather. The pattern is Elegant Shells by Terry Kimbrough (not available online). She has the best edgings.

I find these blankets work up quickly so I went ahead and made one for my last single sister (she's engaged). This one is made from Paton's Classic Wool and the pattern is Shells Galore also by Terry Kimbrough. I ran out of yarn so had to omit two edging repeats. Not sure I like it as much.