Midnight Crocheter

Crocheting, Knitting and any type of yarn-crafts or needlework that tickles my fancy. Some personal blogging too.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Midnight Ramblings

I just put the finishing touches on a shawl for my MIL. It's the Seraphina Shawl (aka the "batwing shawl"). Here's the url for the free pattern: http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/donisfuff/croshawl.html

It's a really great pattern because of it's "batwing" style. It sits on the shoulders without slipping off. It's also practically a no-thinkum once you get the hang of it and can be made with any type of yarn and hook size. I've used a DK yarn with a 5.5 mm (I) hook and RH Plush with a 9 mm (N) hook. Others have used regular ww yarn with a 9 mm hook, others with sports weight and a 5 mm hook. I have a friend who used up a stash of Kroy Sock yarn and a small hook (3 mm I believe). Anyhow, what you use to make this shawl with all depends on your preference including: stash availability, if you'd like it really lacy looking or not, and how you'd like it to drape.

This one is made with RH Misty Heathers and a 9 mm hook. It was originally a Mother's Day gift for my MIL...I worked on it while I was on disability leave near the end of my last pregnancy this past year. However, it turned out shorter than I liked as I ran out of yarn. I then had a hard time finding more and I found out it was discontinued. Well, on a shopping venture to my local department store (Zellers), I found only 2 more of the claret but 4 more of the grey. I picked them all up of course! I managed to do another 12 rows and I even had to fudge the last row a bit as I was running out of the claret yarn again. I think it turned out a bit bigger than I thought it would be, but my MIL is a largish woman with large shoulders to cover as well as a largish derriere....so I should be safe this time.

Now, I'm going to make her some slippers in grey to match as I have so much left.


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