I noticed something. After a break-up, I always get obsessed with scarves and shawls. I guess it makes sense, in a way. Something to warm my cold, lonely heart or some shit right?
Well, lemme back track a bit.
In the past three weeks I:
- sprained my knee on my way to work (long story…)
- missed three weeks of work, 1.5 because of said knee (*sadface* no tengo moneh…)
- dumped the boyfriend (boo, hiss)
- got a promotion (oh fuck yeah!)
- got a fully paid 4 night, five day vacation to Miami (yayyyyyy wooo hooo!)
This is the Blue Curacao shawl by Doris Chan, a famous designer in the crochet world. I greatly admire her patterns…. though this one was written kinda shittily. I will forgive her… though the written directions had me ripping out my hair -___- Good thing I know how to read crochet charts or I would have been kinda fucked and SOL. I actually bought the book just for this pattern. I never do that…but its so awesome. I bought the book a couple of years ago, but I never could find the right yarn or have the quantity on hand to make this. Also, I have been looking for an awesome shawl pattern for the yarn used. How funny that I should come across this pattern and see people have used Kauni to make it? I will admit I was originally going to knit a shawl using the yarn >__>
|The beginning. Ugly right?|
|Halfway into the second pineapple repeat.|
|starting the third repeat.|
|Voila! I still need to block it though.|
It’s the most awesome thing I’ve ever made, hands down. I fucking love it, and I plan on living in it ^___^
It took me about 3 days to finish it, as I stared it Monday evening, and finished it Friday, I didn’t work on it on Wednesday 😛
I used Kauni Wool 8/2 Effektgarn in the EQ / Rainbow colorway. I used all but 8g of the skein, and I was 4 rows away from finishing. I added an extra pineapple repeat because I feared it wouldn’t be as long as I’d like. I thought I would have had enough to finish, but alas! I was wrong. Good thing this is crocheted, and not knitted… at least I can always go back and finish it if I want to one day…. though it looks pretty swell as is. I have to block it this weekend…. and soak it in hair conditioner, as this yarn is not very soft. I am now officially obsessed with crocheted shawls and PINEAPPLES! Yeah! 😀 Must find another pineapple shawl pattern to do 😛
I have a new ami in the works as well! I think I will make a new pattern out of it. Stay tuned.