Hello lovely people :)
Yes, shawl wars is upon us. Or rather, me. Because I can’t stick to having just a couple of WIPs going on at one time, no, I need to have at least a bazillion WIPs! And coincidentally, three of them are shawls. Currently they are all fighting for my attention, and so far there hasn’t been a winner (yet)!
Introducing you to contestant number one: the sea foam green lace weight Maia shawl!
The pattern is on Ravelry, and I’m working it up with a 5mm hook. It’s gorgeous and the pictures really don’t do this yarn from The Natural Dye Studio any justice; it’s much more stunning in real life! I’m loving all the sparkly bits, and I can’t wait to see this shawl grow and grow… It’s seemingly slow-going, but I’m sure that once I have finished & blocked this beauty, it will all be worth it! I try to work on it every day, just a few rows here and there.
On to contestant number two: the lovely leafy green sock yarn Gathering Leaves shawl!
Also on Ravelry, I’m working this up with a 3mm hook. I’m still deeply in love with this green specked yarn from Easy Knits, and so far this shawl has been growing at a steady rate. The rows require a lot of attention, so it’s not really quick to work up, but it is so much fun to see all the leaves form after another row done! This is the kind of pattern that makes you utter these words to your partner, who wants you to quit and do something else: ‘Just one more row…’ ;)
And then there is contestant number three. This is a newcomer to the pool, since there is only yarn, and I haven’t even chosen a pattern yet!
Here’s the deal. In a couple of weeks I have a wedding to attend to; a lovely wedding for which a nice crochet poncho would be perfect. This skein has been in my stash for a couple of months after I brought it home with me from a craft fair, and because it has such nice yardage (900ms/985yrds) it’s perfect for a lovely big poncho. The problem: I can’t decide on a pattern! I’m torn between this one, a pretty straight forward poncho but perfect for my gradient yarn to really shine; this one, which isn’t technically a poncho but can quickly become one; and this one, which is of course my own pattern, but would look lovely in gradient flowers and as a poncho!
If any of you can help me decide which poncho to make, I’d be more than grateful :)
And now to see which shawl finishes first… Let the shawl wars begin!