Christine, if you're reading this and you haven't received your shawl yet, then don't read any further! No peeking allowed!
Ok...that being out of the way...
Some of you may have seen the other shawl (crocheted) that I made a few weeks ago. The pattern came from the booklet below.
One of my friends asked if I would make her one...in black. I adore her, so it was easy to say yes.
I used four skeins of Bernat Satin Worsted (Ebony):
I decided to go up two hook sizes to an I (5.5mm) hook.
I started this shawl on May 18. Here was my progress at the end of the evening:
I quickly made progress. I think my crocheting has improved. There’s a different kind of rhythm that I find very soothing. Four days later I had completed this much (keeping in mind that I do work and sort-of clean and cook)…
Two days later, I finished. It was actually rather late at night when I wove in the last end, so my daughter took pictures of it yesterday (Memorial Day)…hence my patriotic shirt…
This shawl is bigger than the last one. I really like the texture that resulted from using a larger hook. The stitches are much more open, and the yarn is fabulously soft.
I just love this shawl. I love the yarn. It’s soft, snuggly, and will be oh so warm in the frigid climate that my friend lives in.
The border, which I struggled with last time, was much easier this go-round. Maybe it was the fact that the stitches were looser, making it easier to see where I needed to insert the hook. I don’t know, but all I can say is I tore it up (that means I went really fast), easily completing it in one sitting and with no hair-pulling.
The shawl went out in the mail today. I hope she likes it!
Thanks for looking!!