Monday, July 16, 2012
FO: Guinevere's Shawl
After spending the last six months working on becoming a better knitter, it was pure loveliness to pick up a crochet hook again and just go! I used this pattern as a start, but did not follow it to the letter. I worked on the shawl whilst watching Merlin, hence: Guinevere's Shawl. This pretty yet practical shawl reminds me of something Guinevere would wear.
I used some of my very favourite yarn: Sirdar Crofter DK in Heathery. It's a lovely woolc blend that has a beautiful fair isle effect; all that lovely colour without all the intense effort! For the trim, I used Sirdar Country Style DK is a deep cream. I am also happy to say that is is a stash-busting project!
It makes absolutely no sense to be working with wooly yarn when the temperatures were soaring to 90+F; however, I'm thinking it was my brain's mad yearning for cooler weather that prompted me to start this project. I am delighted with the outcome and am looking forward to when I can actually wear it without melting!
Plans to crochet a matching hat are in the works as I search for just the right tam/beret pattern. Any suggestions are welcome!