crochet:: japanese flower shawl
Time to brag…unfortunately, sometimes that is what a ta-dah moment feels like to me. In my real life I only have these kind of bragging moments with my family :)
So, Voila! Ta~Dah! Oh, joy of joys! I got it finished! Yay for me!
It’s a windy cold day, talk about perfect shawl weather. I am wearing it as I type these words, and it is toasty.
I am really happy with the way it turned out, can ya tell? (50 photos later…)
It’s like a 4 hour slide show of your Great Auntie’s vacation to the Poconos…
Oh wait, there’s one more box of slides in my car…heeheehee
So, I made it with Vanna’s Choice acrylic yarn, an H hook, and it is very cozy I must say. I made 4 rows, each row 1 motif shorter. (Row 1 has 13, row 2 has 12, row 3 has 11, and row has 10) I borrowed the motif pattern from Elizabeth Cat’s blog – she is so sweet to share it! It wraps and stays in place very comfortably.
As I posted here, it took me much longer than expected. But in my defense, I’ve had A LOT going on in my life lately. I have accomplished a few other things that I am quite pleased with including passing a test to add letters behind my name at work, working really hard at youth leadership workshops, and copious amounts of time on my yard and gardens in preparation for the growing season. All in all, this spring has been very productive. I have only one more youth workshop in June and then I have to wait for nearly A YEAR to see the outcome from the kids’ project, but I am sooooo excited to see their hard work culminate into a fantastic finished product. I am confident that they will be a smashing success. (I would love to give details ~ but I am sworn to secrecy until it is unveiled next year!)
On to other things…
I have been adding a few diffferent parts of my life to my little blog, and I am enjoying that I can share them. I still want keep my focus on crochet, food and photography. Your comments and support of these things is so wonderful. I hope that you are enjoying some of the side-trips and you will be inspired by some of the other parts of life that I share as well.
Thanks so much for stopping by and indulging me in my bragging!
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