Thanks to a not-so-bad night’s sleep and a little more light in the sky this morning, I feel like my brain is slowly coming back online. Hopefully by the weekend, I might be vaguely human again.
It’s days like this that I want to crochet something comforting. Not too complicated but interesting enough to hold my attention, and something that I really want to get finished so I can wear it. So I picked this:
I have to be honest at this point: the first part of this shawl is not an interesting make. Back and forth, back and forth until it measures the right width. It was a great travelling project, and good for taking to my lunchtime stitching group, since I could crochet and talk at the same time, but after a while, it gets a bit monotonous. Now that I’m onto the mesh section, it’s getting much more interesting. After some serious blocking, I think it’s going to be a great shawl to wear. Sticking with the ‘being honest’ theme, I should add that this is not a beginner’s pattern, or at least, not a beginner pattern-reader’s pattern. The way the repeats and increases are written is very concise and clever and makes sense to me, but could seriously confuse a beginner. If you’re used to knitting patterns, you’ll be fine, but you need a few under your belt before making sense of this one, I think. On the other hand, if you can read a basic pattern and are looking for something a little more challenging but not full-on lace yet, this is a great place to start.
To see what everyone else is working on this week, head over to Tami’s Amis here or by clicking the picture below.