I finished my latest project on Tuesday, the Queen Anne's Shawl. This is a really easy project if you have the brain power to count, which to be honest on most nights I do not. The lace chart is very easy and it also has written directions if you like that better.
Made with Berroco Modern Cotton in the color #6624 or Salty Brine. It is a a slightly green, slightly blue color that is perfect for summer. I made this with one skein of yarn, so around 300 yards, and a size H hook. Next time I make this, which if you know me at all will be right away, I will make it with a bigger hook. The original pattern calls for a fingering weight yarn and a larger hook so the shawl has more drape. I chose a bigger hook, just not big enough to make it look like the photo in the pattern.
Ah well, live and learn my friends. Even after all of these years playing with yarn, 30 years if I am counting correctly, there is always more to learn. And frankly if I would just pay more attention to the pattern directions and yarn suggestions I would have a lot less to learn.
While I think this will be fun to drape across your shoulders with the coolness of a summer evening, I really like it wrapped around your neck. I think a summer scarf is so much fun. Alas this is not for me. First of all it is never cool enough in the evenings here to wear it and I never go out anywhere fun to put it on. I am working so much that frankly I want to stay home when I can. I am a bit boring that way. I know exactly where it is going. I think my projects whisper a name to me while working on them and once that thought is in my head there is just no changing it. Hope my friend will like it.
This weekend I am working on Twiddle Mitts that my dear friend Kathy B is requesting in honor of her lovely Mother who has recently passed away. Kathy's mother suffered from Alzheimer's Disease and Kathy is requesting these fun mitts to help others suffering from it also. My Mother had Dementia but did not fidget or twiddle, she simply stopped moving. Regardless of the disease it is so hard to see your parent suffer. I hope to get two out to Kathy by next week. I am sure she would love some help if you would like to join in.
Hope you are having a good week.