12/20/09

Snow & Crocheting

Happy Snow Day All,

I seriously doubted the meteorologists about the amount of snow expected.  How could I believe when I was able to capture this Cardinal feasting on our grass yesterday morning.


So my  daughter and I ventured out early yesterday and did a lil shopping visiting several stores.  We ended up at Joann's and to our surprise, when we exited Joann's the ground was coated with snow.... totally surprised at the amount that had fallen and at the same time experienced trepidation... I had to drive back home in that snow.   As we headed back home we gawked at the lack of visibility compared to when we started out.... I had to control my heavy foot on the accelerator in an attempt to get home quickly... I so did not want to get caught out there.

Throughout the rest of the evening the snow fell fast and heavy and woke up to this...


My guy trying to clear the walkway.....brrrrrrr


Of course, I thought, what a great way to photograph my latest crochet project.... Yes! you've read correctly - crocheting on the horizon.  Every year I give away my hat & scarf sets from the prior year and that calls for making new ones.  I completed this Hat & Shawl set last week adding a special touch... I pulled out my pins and used it on the hat.  I used Red Heart yarn in Windsor blue and both items were done in single crochet and worked up very quickly.  (Tanya and Ma'at hearing you ladies loud and clear - dusting off my hook and needles...lol)


Here it is draped over my mannequin.... I didn't use a pattern, just freestyle with an I/5.50mm crochet hook and as you can see my point is wonky, but can I tell you with temps ranging from the mid 20s to 30's.. the set worked perfect and provided much needed warmth.


I'm really liking the idea of a shawl over a scarf now and prefer to wear the shawl under my coat - liking that I  can cover my head, if need be and still have coverage across my shoulders.



I started another one last night while watching Sex 'n the City (really good movie) and since this pic I have about 23" off my hook.  Looks like I got that point under control...eh? 


OK.... off to crochet some more and wishing everyone a fun-filled Snow Day...

ETA: Sheilaz Simple Shawl Pattern



Also, I'm sure everyone has a collection of brooches and/or pins that can add a lil pop to this simple shawl.

Add'l ETA: Here it is blocked & drying...

 

I also use my pattern weights to keep the ends in place, since I tend to stretch it to the max.

I failed to measure after finishing the shawl, but currently in its blocked stage - it measures 59" across and 29" long.

12 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Okay except for the fun in the snow pictures, I'm loving that shawl! Do you think even I could make one? Pattern please????!!!! Because its wonderful!

Faye Lewis said...

The shawl is wonderful, looks like you had a marvelous time i the snow.

narcissaqtpie said...

pretty shawl!

Lina said...

Lovely hat and shawl.I am planing to make shawl also.It is more practical and warmer indeed.

Sheila said...

Thanks Everyone... I hope you enjoy working up the pattern... just don't hold me responsible for any errors...lol

Still Patrice said...

Hope y'all keep all that snow lol

Your shawl is cute

I like how you give ur hats and scarves away at the end of the season. Might try that this year.

Tanya said...

Awesome! Love the shawl thanks for sharing the pattern. I've been looking for one. It looks great on you.

T. Joi said...

Very nice. Glad to see you haven't forgot about those little hooks. I may have to use your pattern to whip up a quick shawl for my Aunt (we always give her a book and she complained last year). Happy Crafting.

Mary Sarah said...

Hi Sheila! I love the idea of wearing the shawl scarf under your coat. Very smart and very warm! You wrote a pattern! Whoo Hoo!

paco peralta said...

The snow has also covered Spain. My best wishes to you and yours in the Christmas holidays.

Teena in Toronto said...

I'm soooooo not a fan of snow :) We're supposed to have a rainy Christmas.

Happy blogoversary :)

Anonymous said...

If we had that kind of snow here in B'ham, Al , the whole city would shut down and there would be no milk and bread on the grocery shelves. Don't ask me why? For some reason people feel they can survive with these two items.