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.