My latest shawl is finished. This is my version of the ever popular Virus Shawl, that seems to have been made a million times as far as Ravelry is concerned. I have had this shawl in my library forever. I have never made it as I really did not like the density of the shell stitches. Then I realized, after looking for hours for a new pattern to make, that I could adapt this and make it more airy. Based on a search of variations of this shawl when it was completed I can see I am not the first person to think this way. Actually, there are so many variations of this shawl out there it is amazing. As for me, I adapted the second and third rows of the shell portion of the pattern. I added a chain 1 between the DC's on the second row, and a chain 2 between the DC's of the third row of the shell. Next time I make this, and you know there will be a next time, I will also limit my chain 7 spaces to a chain 6, I think the space is just a bit too large and it makes the shawl not flow as nicely visually.
This shawl was made with the Queensland Collection Sunshine Coast yarn I recently purchased. I used almost two skeins so approximately 560 yards of yarn and a size H hook. The color is Terra Australis, 100. I am happy that those 560 yards of yarn did not linger in my stash, they were bought and made into a project right away. I am usually not a fan of beige's and browns but I do like the earthiness of this shawl. Hope you like it, too!
Did you know that a six year old can't smile? They simply won't or so I am told.
They have to think about it for a while...................
Then when you forbid them to smile, simple say that they can't do it, look what happens!
By the way a very big thank you for all of your lovely comments about Little Buddy's train costume. You all made my day.