I fell in love with this shawl while on a nosy through Ravelry for something different to try. I’ve been on a cushion kick lately and wanted something more delicate to work on (and possibly even something for myself at the end!).
If you follow me over on Instagram you will know that I love to crochet scarves and blankets, they are definitely my main go to’s. But they can also be bulky and chunky. I wanted something lighter, especially now that Spring is suppose to be on the way (you are welcome anytime now Spring).
As I said, I fell for this pattern by The Crochet Project. To be honest all of their shawls are gorgeous and to choose just one is a task in itself. But as I had never made a shawl before and as I was using 4 ply yarn instead of my usual double knit, aran or chunky, I though something a little simpler made more sense to start with.
So pattern was all picked now for the yarn. I never used 4 ply yarn before and was a little overwhelmed by the choice that I had. I want something a little extra special and set my heart on a hand dyed yarn. Well I couldn’t have been more happier with what I picked. I have followed GamerCrafting for quite a while now and love all her yarn. She uses inspiration from Super Hero’s to make up her dye colours (which is a win in this household!). The dye colour I choose was Lumpy Space which is 75% merino, 20% nylon and 5% sparkle. I could have squealed so loud when I got the parcel in the post. PURPLE, PINK & SPARKLES what more could I have asked for. Absolutely gorgeous.
About a week ago I took the plunge and started the shawl. I was very apprehensive about starting it. What if I made a mess? What if i ruined the yarn? What if it doesn’t turn out like the picture? As you can see there are a lot of what ifs there and I don’t know why I felt like this, I’m not new to crochet and can read a pattern, but I was just scared of mucking the whole gorgeous thing up.
Anyhow I am well into it now and enjoying every minute of using this beautiful yarn, on this stunning shawl and I haven’t messed up yet!
If you keep an eye over on Instragram I’ll be putting updates of how the shawl is coming along there.
Until next time