Monday, August 8, 2011

Back in the groove ...

 a few days away ... good friends, good food, good time ... recharged.

The drive produced a scarf, not a shawl as I originally planned, but I'm happy none the less.  A little peek here of it made in the double strand crochet thread.  This will be especially nice with my brown vest and white sweater for this winter.    Its a very simple pattern and goes up easily and quick.  I like the drape and feel of the crochet thread.  I am anxious to see how this works up in yarn and have started one using Caron Simply Soft.  Hope to share the pattern shortly.

And speaking of shawls ... there will be shawls though in my future.  Interestingly enough I received an email from a sweet friend who is cleaning out her mom's stash and has yarn to share and mentioned making shawls.  Looking to get some made for nursing homes.   I think this will be my project for the fall and cold weather.  I like that, doing what I love and hopefully making someone happy.

Here's to the start of
a wonderful week.


  1. Your shawl project sounds like a great idea. :)

  2. Glad you had a safe trip! Love the color of the scarf...looking forward to the shawls! xoxo

  3. Love that scarf. Did you get your package from me with the stitch markers yet?

  4. Very pretty the color, too. Can't wait to see what you make next. FYI: I bought all the yarn for our Shawl CAL, so I am ready to go when ever you are. :)

    Blessings to you and yours always :)

  5. Your shawl looks lovely - I like the colors too - is it crochet cotton? Very nice! But I have to confess, Coron Simply Soft is my alltime favorite yarn (of the reasonably priced ones) - I'm sure there are others far more superior and far more expensive, but I have to work within my means. If I'm going to make any kind of clothing article, I think Coron Simply Soft is the way to go for comfort and drape :-) Nice work and yes, crocheting for charity is very rewarding!

  6. A lovely idea, one which we could all do :))