I know the name of this blog is Mereknits, really does that even happen anymore? I am crochet obsessed right now. Don't even think of coming near me to pry the hook out of my hand. Here is my latest finish the Sunday Shawl by Little Bee. This is a redo of the shawl I made a few weeks ago that frankly while nice ended up feeling like a disaster to me.
I whipped this baby up in one week. One week! And that is with working a record breaking work week for me. Thus the need to pry the hook out of my hand. I am tired my friends, really, really tired. Every moment that I could starting last weekend I made myself sit down and crochet when I had the slightest opportunity. When Little Buddy was taking another marathon session to eat, take a bath or play his iPad before bed. After chores on the weekend I sat on my bed and crocheted while watching The Gilmore Girls on Netflix. I would not allow myself to clean floors, watch my latest course online or even blog. I made myself sit still and try to relax. And the way I relax is to play with yarn.
The body of the shawl is made with Ella Rae cozy alpaca in the color Stonewall, 2.5 skeins used. The color border in order of appearance, Simplicity by HiKoo in Fijian Water 030, Goldfish 04, Schoolhouse Red 017, Deep Turquoise 010, Frambouise 014, and Lavender 023, approximately 50 yards used of each. So maybe 750 yards of yarn used to make this ginormous shawl. Oops, I almost forgot I used a size I hook.
This shawl is big and drapey. It will be warm and colorful to wear but not too colorful, just enough color to make it fun. I have visions of myself looking all stylish as I run through an airport to catch a flight to excotic places while this shawl is slung over my shoulders. Of course I can drape it across my body as the plane gets chilly and I can catch a nap. Oh and then I can wrap it around my neck while drinking wine with friends in a cozy local restaurant in this exotic location. In reality it will sit in my closet and more than likely be forgotten for a while as there is no exotic trip in my future. Still making is half the fun for me. Making and creating is my therapy and I can always dream a bit about exotic locals while I crochet away.
I have half of those colorful balls remaining to be made into something fun. Wouldn't a baby blanket be beautiful with this border? A simple, solid rectangle with a colorful border? Lucky for me my next door neighbor is expecting her first grandchild in December. We find out if this new little one will be a boy or girl this week. I will order a soft gray or cream color and get started on it as soon as the yarn is delivered. As for now, I mean right this second, I do not have a project going, well one I want to work on anyway. Just as well I guess because I have to finish chores around the house and run some errands today. I am finishing the last episode of Gilmore Girls this afternoon, ah I feel like I am losing my best friends. I still have the new remake of a year in the life to go but still it isn't the same is it?
This week I have two little ones on vacation so I do not need to be leaving my house at 5:30 in the morning on Tuesday and Thursday. The following week I have another one on vacation along with these two, my work will slow down a bit so at least I can catch my breath. But for now I am going to go finish that pressure washing, and then run to a few stores to stock up on all I have let lapse this past week. I hope to catch up with you all soon. The shawl was worth it don't you think? Have a great Sunday.