Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Quiet Times

Lacy Stole/Shawl
Beginning of lacy crocheted stole/shawl

Not a lot going on this weekend, with very foggy weather both days and rain yesterday. I started this shawl from some yarn I painted in the crock pot. It's a light weight yarn from the millspun I had done awhile back; it turned out thinner than the sport weight. I painted it but wasn't totally satisfied with the results as skeins for sale. But it is working up beautifully; I'm using two balls to keep the colors even since there is a good bit of variation in the skeins. The pattern is one I tried to use for a triangle shawl, of loops and single crochets, but I wasn't happy with the results. Now I'm working it as a long rectangle that will have fringe and doing some 5 double crochet clusters to add some substance to the lace. I think it would have felt very light otherwise. Not a bad idea, really, but not what I wanted for this project.

Hard to believe September is nearly gone! It's getting dark earlier; we came back from a trip to town and had to turn on lights in the bunny house. The sun is shining brightly now and there is a little breeze; feels like fall!

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