I seem to be on a bit of a crochet “jag” lately.
The two baby blankets, Chameleon and Requerdos, are coming along nicely. Group shot below.
Working with the Baruffa lace has been a joy. So soft and works up with a nice “squish”. As I’m still waiting on a proper sized needle to start the sleeves for my Concetta cardigan, I thought I’d revisit an aging WIP: my Blackwood Shawl.
I started this thinking I had a great combination of yarn, hook and colour. Unfortunately, the particular alpaca that I had on hand is a little on the fuzzy side and was obscuring the stitches. I really like the pattern and the yarn would be great for something else but… something else caught my eye just as the bloom was fading off my enthusiasm for this project and… Its been in the bin ever since.
With this new-found love for the hook, I went looking for a shawl pattern and realized this one still speaks to me. A little stash-diving later and I came up with a gorgeous Zen Yarn Garden 100% silk single, fingering weight. This is an exclusive colourway “G.I. Jane” from The Yarn Company. Finally out of its cello wrap and I am cautiously working my way through the first set up rounds as I type.
As always, holding my breath for having spoken of a WIP aloud. I’m hoping the reverse psychology of admitting to a project and perhaps having people wonder what becomes of it will be enough inspiration to finish it up.
So many lovely projects come across my screen, this one caught my eye, again for a baby blanket and this blog looks like it’ll be inspiring too!