I finally finished my shawl!!!
I haven’t blocked it yet, but even without blocking, it’s as big as the shawl I made for my gramma after I blocked it O__O I used the same type of yarn (Malabrigo) and almost the same amout of yarn (~300 yards)… but I used needles one size bigger. I didn’t think it would make that big of a difference!
Apparently I was wrong.
I’m blocking it tonight, so I’ll take pictures in progress and when it’s all nice and dry.
I started crocheting another pair of socks… it’s so much fun and will be way more portable than the shawl was… especially at the end of it.
Here is the beginning:
I started it this morning on the train 🙂
The first pair of crocheted socks I made took about 8 hours. As I plan to work on this solely to and from work, should take me about a week or two to finish(?)
Opening a biz doesn’t leave much room for big home projects, even though there are a ton of them I’d like to do…. once I have my shop situated, I’ll start another shawl. I want to make this:
This is the first pattern I’ve
- bought a WHOLE BOOK for
- bought yarn specifically for
- been really, truly excited about
- feel challenged just by reading the pattern
- has a chart I’m [hopefully] able to follow
and as such I cannot wait to make it!! ^__^
(well, it’s been on hold for a few months yet, Getting the ambition up to make it, and now I’m uuber busy with my shop opening right around the corner and all :/)