All I can say is that my work schedule has kept me away from almost all things I love. Things are settling down now and I have a few items to share with you. Mainly gifts I've received from some very sweet crafters.
These days I’ve been working on the Hatchling Cardigan and I’m
having a ball.The pattern is as clear
as a bell and easy-peasy.I started on
this just a couple of days ago and will be finished soon.
I haven't made a baby item in a while. My first Cousin and his Wife just had a beautiful baby girl and that got me going. I'm not sure whether I will be giving this particular cardi to her but I have a few patterns printed for baby girls and I've purchased yarn also. Fun !
Oh my goodness what can I say. I absolutely love how this shawl turned out. When I posted this as an FO last week I was at odds about the trimming. I looked at motifs and lace edgings but I really wanted something simple so I went for a small ruffle edging.
After the shawl part was done I simply double crocheted around the entire edging of the shawl then I started another double crochet row but every three stitches I did two dc's in one stitch and this created my ruffle. After that row I simply did another double crochet row and there you have it. It's the perfect size for me. Not too big and not small at all. Like I said... LUV !
I started on the Knitpic Lace Scarf which is a free pattern on Ravelry. Even though the YOs are worked on both sides and even though the pattern repeat is 18 rows this is an easy-pattern. Honestly it is. This scarf is moving along quickly and I love how it's turning out.
The yarn is South West Trading Bamboo.
The bottom color is closest to the true color of the yarn.
Slowly but surely I have turned my Malabrigo into a shawl. I am patting myself on the back because at this point of the shawl I can crochet with a bit of speed. Not much but some. This is about as much as I'm going to in terms of the double crochets. I'm satisfied with the size and now I must choose a border. I may do one row around of single then either a scallop edging or picot. We'll see.
The Malabrigo lace has been a dream to work with and I love the feel. I have another skein in blues and I may work a scarf out of that after this project.
I like this piece so much as it is that I don't want to block it. Although I should.
Hopefully the next time you see my pretty she will be completed.