Crochet · Shawls

Irish Fantastica Crocheted Shawl

I was able to use up some older stash in this shawl that kept asking, “What’s my purpose? Why do you buy so much sock yarn and never use it?” Ugh.

I really need to shop less and create more – possibly even destash a bit. I just love all the sock yarn colorways people come up with so I tend to collect them. I have so many, unwound skeins and I love looking at them. Maybe that IS INDEED their only purpose in my life. To be admired.

This shawl was made with Bugga! by The Sanguine Gryphon in the colorway Cuban Cockroach. Creepy name, but FABULOUS color!

Knitting · Neckwear

Leather and Lace

I just can’t gift this one, I have too many things that will go with it. The yarn was a gift for a friend and it’s called ‘A Good Yarn Canada Sexy Sock’ in the colorway ‘Leather & Lace, Stevie Nicks’.

An easy to memorize pattern and what a SUPER yarn! Very calming and easy to do while watching TV or as an on-the-go project.

I made 2 halves and grafted them together within the garter stitch section to hide the seam. Being careful not to do this grafting too tightly, since the shape would be a bit wonky, I wanted to be sure it would block flat.

lace scarf
Crochet · Shawls

Across The Pond

I tend to make the same things over, and over, and over….. Do you? I just get these favorites going and they’re like old friends – familiar and comforting.

The South Bay Shawlette by Lion Brand Yarn is exactly one of those for me.

This one is in Malabrigo Yarn Sock and is a gift from me to my aunt in Ireland for when she hosts us this summer. Unfortunately, ran out then ordered more and the colors were so different, decided to stop there and go ahead with the different dye lot to edge it with a substantial size border. I think it worked out well and looks like a planned design. 🙂

The edging is from the Lauren shawl.

shawl detail
back view
lace edge detail
Knitting · Neckwear

Pinch Me

Just some pinches of cables in a delicious worsted weight wool. Just 2 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Rios (dreamy) and this was a great project for flying and waiting around in airports. I forgot how fast worsted weight projects can be!

Cabled scarf
Reversible cables