Sunday, February 1, 2009

Crochet Shawl

I just finished making a crochet shawl that I might keep for myself, although I can think of a number of people who might enjoy it. The pattern I used suggested tassels along the edges. I haven't decided if I am going to add this element.

The yarn is a mill-end that I purchased at The Mannings last fall. It is 3 different fibers spun together. You might be able to see colors if you click on the close up.

Close-up of the stitches:

Spread out:
Thanks to Jon for taking all of these great pictures.

On tap this week: WEAVING. It has been too long. I am going to head to the ArtSpace tomorrow night to get a warp ready for my tabletop LeClerc. I am going to make small lunch bags using carpet warp for the warp and recycled plastic bags for the weft. This is similar to a previous project when I made grocery bags with recycled plastic bags. I will probably stick to plain weave with this project to get them off the loom quickly. I think these will make some great gifts.

I am also going to get my warp ready for my multi-fiber shawls.


Sue said...

Your crocheted shawl is so pretty! I'm a knitter, not a crocheter, so the idea of just one hook doing all that is amazing to me!

Good luck getting your next warps ready! I'm very interested in multi-fiber warps - I have some scarves and blankets in mind that would be out of assorted fibers - but I haven't really figured out how to do it without weird shrinkage yet. (I haven't had bad experiences - just heard horror stories.)

I'll be interested in how it goes for you - and of course, hoping that it goes well!!

Good luck!


Tullika said...

Wow! This shawl is just beautiful! Nice work! I would love to see the projects you made from Ultra Alpaca. I think it's my new favorite yarn. I just started working on the dress with the gorgeous birthday yarn (thanks again for that gift certificate!).