Thursday, December 24, 2015

Fortune's Shawlette

Finely spun yarn makes a project seem to advance slowly because it takes many more stitches to see inches progress.  Fortunately I've been crocheting since I was 8yo, so at least the stitches come quickly.  The only way my knitting moves with any speed is with chunky yarn on enormous needles.  Which makes for lovely, fuzzy, warm items which go underutilized in years like this one, with a 70F Christmas.  This shawlette, I've been working on all fall, inbetween other items.  I've also discovered I like that I can switch projects readily in crochet because a hook isn't tied to one item the way circular knitting needles are.  But I'm glad to know how to do both now, and glad too that Kernersville has a Monday evening "Stitchers Unite" gathering at Eclection, downtown, where I get to see knitting, crocheting, quilting, and embroidery projects advance.  So far my only contribution to the group has been the paradigm-shifting, innately Asian concept of keeping your fingers clean as you munch while you craft by eating Cheetos with chopsticks.  But in my defense, I haven't been going very long.

Anyways, here's my Fortune's Shawlette in lovely stripey deep pinks and purples.  I'll try to get a better photo of it spread out; the colors are truer in the picture of it being worn.  (Spread out it was on a navy blue cushion, that's how red-shifted the photo is.)

Thanks also to Colleen for the pattern!

1 comment:

  1. It's so lovely, Lisa. And thanks for the tip on eating Cheetos with chopsticks. This Nordic girl might just steal that idea from you with pleasure.