Friday, 17 October 2008

Woodland shawl edging






I have managed to recover a bit of my crochet mojo after losing it for a couple of days. I am attempting to make the Woodland shawl as shown in the front cover of Interweave Crochet Fall 08. The main part of the shawl has worked out fine although its shaping looked a little weird until I realized that the flowers of the edging sit between the pointed increases at the sides. I started the edging and unripped it so many times last night I gave myself a headache. I am determined to master the flower edging as it looks so pretty. I searched on blogs and Ravelry and I seem to be the only one who is struggling. Black Dog has made a really lovely version of it and says how lovely this edging is! Perhaps it will all become clearer today in daylight. I do struggle somewhat with the terminology and style of pattern writing of the US designers at the best of times. My previous misunderstanding of Doris Chan's patterns are legendary and well documented in my blog.

The hat is another hat in James C Brett's Marble Chunky and is once again destined for Sarah. A girl can never have too many hats when faced with the prospect of losing her hair through chemo. The pattern is a free one that I found on the net
http://www.yarncat.com/snowboarder_skullies.html

As you know from my blog ( and Ambermoggies blog) it is Breast Cancer awareness month and we are all doing our bit to help promote it and raise funds. My blog friend Zuleika has put tempting 10% offers off her finished items on her blog plus she will be making donations to Breast Cancer from sales. If you click on the title of this blog page then it will take you to her blog.

I need to do some food shopping today so perhaps the walk will blow the cobwebs away and prepare me for another try at the shawl's flower edging.

2 comments:

Maureen said...

Found you via Ravelry! Really hope you post photos of the finished shawl. It looks lovely so far and would love to see how you do the edging.

Anonymous said...

I made that hat for my grandson and finished it yesterday. I really like it, I was kinda scared it was going to look girly but it doesn't. It is an easy pattern and it works up really quickly. Lynn