As I may have mentioned, crochet is what helped me stay sane over the last year while I dealt with planning and executing my move across the country. This pattern is called Persephone and is done in an Apple Tree Knits gradient lace which I think turned out lovely draped around my cactus.
My Stormy Alita actually looks pretty in the sunshine but I really like the way it wears. I picked up the lace yarn at a fair back in New Jersey from BitsyKnits. I love this yarn, its so squishy and soft and easy to crochet.
It is so hard to take self photos with a timer; I need someone to model for me rather than me!
I think this one may be my favorite of the new three shawls though. It is so light and airy and it drapes perfectly but is large enough to wrap twice around if I want to. I mean, look how big it is! It is also made using the BitsyKnits Squish lace I got at the fair.
I’ve got another shawl completed and ready to get blocked but that won’t happen till the weekend, and I have a second that is almost finished, so yeah, even though I’ve finished moving and am almost completely unpacked (just some boxes of books and CDs left that I’m not sure where I’m going to put them and maybe they will just end up in the garage), I’m still crocheting like a madwoman! Next up on the list though isn’t a shawl… here’s a hint.
That’s right, my son and his girlfriend finally got the results and they are having my GRANDDAUGHTER to go along with her two boys that made me an instant grandmother already. So enough shawls, its on to baby blankets and dresses and cute little bonnets and bibs