Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Back on it! The shawl...

You have probably noticed that I've been lacking in crafting motivation this past year or so.  Aside from my regular silversmithing class and the various workshops I've taken, I've hardly crafted at all.  Suddenly, that all changed!  In the past 8 days I've completed 6 projects, mostly old ones.  I was feeling ill and took a few days off work and just felt like sewing and crocheting and making.  So, I have a load of blog posts to write!  I'll space them out though, just in case I lose my mojo again (please, please, please don't let that happen).  

So, the second finish was a project I started in December last year, you can see the post here if you like.


This is the Sunny Day Shawl (free pattern) which I hooked up in Stylecraft DK yarn.  I used grey, turquoise and green though I don't know how I came to this conclusion as the pattern actually calls for 6 colours!


In these photos it hasn't been blocked, and, to be honest, I'm not sure I'll bother!  I'm sure it would look amazing - especially the picots on the last 2 rows, but I'm lazy.  By the way, I took the photos on my craft room floor, what a fab background!


Due to the way it's designed, the rows get longer and longer and loooooooonger as you progress.  It was taking me a couple of hours per row by the end.  I did enjoy it though.


I love the pattern and the way it changes part way down the grey.


and look at those curly ends!  It's been wrapped around my shoulders already thanks to the chilly weather that's descended on the UK.  I may need to make a shawl pin to hold it in place as it did dip in the washing up at one point!

I have really missed making stuff.  So happy to be back at it.

11 comments:

Rachel said...

A shawl pin would be an interesting project to add to your list, wouldn't it!

And yes, those curly ends are gorgeous..

Shirlee Fassell said...

Lovely but it looks like a lot of work!

Fiona said...

yay for the return of mojo … and sounds like it came big time! I love the shawl and I think I would be like you said and not block... I love the soft frills it adds like it is..... really lovely finish and I'm sure it helps lift your spirits using it...
Hugz

Jane Galley said...

You have had time to heal and feel more settled after having a lot going on. Lovely to see the motivation to create in full flow

Pamela said...

Very pretty! Congrats on the finish.

Karen S said...

You shawl is gorgeous. Well worth finishing and perfect for the season ahead.
Yep, still loving that floor!

Christine said...

It's lovely, but I did have to laugh at the idea of it trailing in the washing up!

Christine B. said...

What a beautiful shawl! It must feel great to have it finished! I love how your craft room floor looks.... you did a great job painting it! Christine x

Catherine - Hillview Embroidery said...

What a lovely shawl! I love your colour choices, and I’m with you - I don’t think you need to block it! Though I admit when I read hours to complete one row, I was in awe of your skills for being able to do this!

Alex said...

That has turned out beautifully! Maybe you could silversmith an amazing shawl pin to go with it!!

Sheryl S. said...

Gorgeous shawl, I like the colours and also your painted floor.