Monday, August 25, 2014

Fast and Easy Crochet Shawls

Hello all. I still have some UFO's in my knitting and crochet basket undone. I guess I needed a short, "instant gratification" project to jump start me to work on them. And that it did. The weather is finally getting cooler at night, cooler during the day but far from being autumn in this area. We've had some rains which had helped. So the other day I went to my downloads of patterns that I have collected in my ravelry library and chose one that looked like I could do it in about 2 days. It was the Semifreddo Shawlette by Mary Beth Temple. A very quick shawl: a crescent shape shawl consisting of double crochets and ch 5 loops that are connected by the top row of ch 5 loops for a few rows and then repeat the double crochet pattern several rows and then repeat the ch 5 loop rows. I used some fingering 50/50 wool/acrylic yarn that was brown/tan/taupe/white variegated yarn that was in my stash that was leftover from another project. It was finished off with picots around the crescent edge but I went all the way around. I might just make several more as a stash buster and make one longer than required rather than according to original instruction. Here is a pic of one and I will post another laid flat on a flat surface where you can see the detail better.
Until next time, happy fiber fun!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Working hard finishing up various UFO's (why do we fiber artist always start something new when we aren't finished with the project at hand?) before I can post them. I am currently working on a crochet skirt, a knitted top and another crochet lacy top. One is dependent whether I have enough yarn of one color to finish the other. That would help. Plus I'm anxious to start spinning. Bought a load of merino top to spin but it is a tad too hot to spin where I live at the moment. Can't even touch wool in the hot weather.

Shall be back with photos when one (or more) are finished.

Happy fiber fun!