It’s hard to believe one full week has already passed since I announced my big wip-plan. Luckily I do have some finished wip’s to show you, even though it’s been a busy old week with (too) many non-crochet related things.
Why not start with the biggest achievement?
I’ve finished one of the bridal shawls!! Woohoo – very happy me!
Also: very anxious me, because I haven’t been able to show it to my friend yet (she’s on vacation – no internet access – and won’t be back until the beginning of August).
Her being happy with it is what counts most of course!
(btw: don’t you love my little photo bombing assistant ……;))
Then there’s one more “tadah”: the potholders I promised my mom are done as well. They were actually finished right before I posted my first “Follow-up Friday” here – so I’m cheating a tad bit …..
They turned out quite cute – I padded them, by sewing fiberfill (the kind you use for quilts) into the fabric that I hand sewed the crochet fronts onto.
Pattern for the crochet part comes from Maartje’s blog – SillyOldSuitcase, link here.
Some rows were crocheted on the black shawl – but I have to admit I’m not too keen on working on this one: all this black is so very boring ……
I also managed to crochet 3 “rustic lace squares” – total count is 27 now – I do love to work on this project!
Since “Bridal Shawl No. 1” is ready, I have started with “Bridal Shawl No. 2” with the gorgeous “Colortwist” by Echtstudio in red(s). The link to the pattern I’m using can be found here.
To get the most out of the color changes from the “Colortwist”, we decided it would be best to crochet the shawl with the desired width as the base, deviating a bit from the pattern here. After doing the math, I started with a “foundation double crochet” (excellent tutorial by Moogly, here) and ended up with 12 times the repeat pattern of 26 stitches for the lace border, so a total of 312 stitches. Once blocked it will give us the width we’re going for, approx. 170 cm.
I’m pleased with how the pattern/yarn combination looks so far; however, I think that the border will add the real beauty to this shawl, and I can’t wait to start crocheting it …..
One week into this whole new project in itself, I have to tell you it’s really helping me staying focused and it’s a wonderful feeling that I’m able to check off 2 (two!!) wip’s from the list – “only” 11 more to go, haha!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!