Saturday, 16 October 2010

Blue Curacao Shawl

Everytime that I use the Blue Curacao Shawl pattern by Doris Chan from tne Amazing Lace Book I promise myself that one day I will make one for myself. This version has been changed to add two more rows of pineapples as the wool was finer than the wool specified for the pattern. I used 6 x 40 grams of Patons Promise Brushed DK for this version, It is now in the post and I hope that Debra will get it on Monday or Tuesday.

I got a Tesco online food order today. I always seem to spend far more money when I shop online than I do when I visit the store so I hope to be out and about and doing my own shopping very soon.

I have spend a bit of today tidying up the plastic set of drawers that I keep my WIP in. Today I was ruthless and took back and rewound a couple of WIP that I just know that I will never finish. I decided to unravel the Tunisian crochet as it was working out rather thick in my sample so would have made a rather rigid baby cardigan. I have found the long jacket that I was part way through making before I went into hospital and found the rest of the wool so I am poised to crochet some more on that after dinner.

I have been feeling rather tired today so I doubt that much crochet will get done today. Oscar, next door's cat has been asleep on the spare bed for most of the day but has now decided to go home. He had his breakfast at my house and when I made no moves to feed him again he decided to go home! Hopefully I will get some crochet done tonight although unless there is something on the TV to grab my interest I will probably have a doze in the recliner. I hope that I don't do that as then I won't sleep all night through.

My dinner is pinging. My menu consists of very easy or ready to eat meals as I just don't feel like chopping and cooking at the moment. Another thing that will hopefully come back soon. It takes me all of my time to cook a bit of bacon for a breakfast sandwich. Today I just had a piece of toast. I would have stayed in bed for a little while longer but I knew that my niece was calling early as was Tesco Direct so no chance of that happening.


Ambermoggie, a fragrant soul said...

looks stunning Jan, reminds me of a butterfly:) Hope you feel better soon

Susan said...

That is just beautiful!!! And it's in teh Pinappple pattern!!!


CajunBlu said...

I love the shawl.  I'm a die-hard pineapple fan anyway.  :-)

Just so you know (and remember I've had over 20 surgeries), everything you are feeling is normal but there is something about anesthetics that a lot of people are unaware of.  They can set you into a depressive state so, if you feel more depressed than you think you should be  -or-  you feel like you are being too sluggish for too long a period of time, be sure to mention it to your Nurse when he/she comes by.

We all care about you so hang in there.  The hard part is now behind you  :-)

Anonymous said...

You are such a Doris Chan groupie! lol

Anonymous said...

I have searched for this pattern but can't find either that or the book that it comes from. Do you have the pattern so you can share with me?

Mary Page said...

I would love 2 have this pattern if you would

enthusiastic crochetoholic said...

The pattern comes from a Doris Chan book called Amazing Crochet Lace. I am sorry but I cannot share the pattern with you because of copyright reasons.