This is going to be the shawl I have day dreamed about for, oh, ages and AGES. Ok 16 months to be exact. I saw it draped elegantly around the shoulders of a lady I met at a friends kitchen party. The hours I must have spent thinking about this shawl. It's been floating through my head over and over again.
Washing up...I'm thinking about the colours...tidying up...I'm dreaming of how it'll feel...having a shower...I'm working out how it was constructed, how I'll construct it. You get the picture.
Oh I love how this yarn looks, the colours are gorgeous, they are showing pretty true in these photographs. Aren't they just to die for? This will sound silly but I can hardly believe they are real! I am besotted. I'm going to make this shawl out of granny squares with a flower in the middle joined as I go. The flower will be hooked as part of the granny square, not sewed on after, as this yarn is too fine to weave the ends in invisibly. I've trawled the web and gone through all my books but I couldn't find the perfect pattern so I made one up. And it worked, how delighted am I feeling right now?! Magic! (edit: After receiving a few requests, I will do a tutorial or at the very least write out the pattern for this sometime soonish)
I have GOT to finish some of my other WiP's so that I can properly enjoy making this. I've too many on the go at the moment and I'm swinging between them all. I need to finish some off so I can be free to be utterly absorbed in this one. Like many people my memories and thoughts get woven in to what I'm making and I'm finding flitting about all these WiP's is distracting me, my thoughts aren't flowing through my hook.
Does that shot remind any one else of the hungry Caterpillar?
The shawl of my dreams, I hope!
You know what I was saying about completing my WiP's? Um, yes well, before I made that decision I bought this yarn, it's for a tea cozy for myself. With a bobble heart on. I think I've worked out how to do one.
Yes, I know, I'm a fool. I think I need to go to crochet anonymous ASAP. I also need to stop sitting on the laptop reading inspirational blogs, writing my blog....There needs to be some actual hooking in Cuckoo Land otherwise I'll be all "work in progress" and no "Ta-dahing" and where's the fun in that?