Saturday, September 29, 2012

South Bay Shawlette

It feels so good to wrap up some of these old WIPs.   Here is a shawl I started a few months back.  I first saw it on Pinterest and followed it to this blog.  I loved how she made it out of a gray DK or worsted? yarn.  If you go on Ravelry, most are made from a fingering, lace, or sock weight.  I just had to copy it!
I crocheted 25 rows with a K hook, using a Tahki wool/cotton blend called Coast.  The pattern called for a final edge of trim, which I didn't add,  just left off on a scalloped row.  However,  I did finish the top neck edge with a row of sc.
I like this one worn Bandit style.  It's got just enough cotton in the fiber to keep me from overheating.    I've tried, and unless it's a lacy type pattern, I just can't wrap myself in pure wool this close to my face.  Must have air.  I bet if I lived on the east coast or back in Canada, I would change my tune, since its so much colder there.

Now since I finished something old, does that mean I can start something new?????

I know. Silly question.
This is going to be a scrap quilt.  I lost the pattern years ago, but thankfully I had given a copy to my mom.  It is a really fun pattern, which requires 3 and 3.5" in squares cut in lights and darks.   You can use your oldest, ugliest material, and it will still turn out great!  In fact I recommend throwing those uglies in there!!
 I will post pictures and the pattern as I go along, in case you are interested in making one.
See you after the weekend : )


  1. I like the shawl so so muvh. Expecially the color is so soft and romantic..:))
    Best wishes...

  2. LOVE the scarf! I'm with you and like something a bit more delicate around the head and face. This is perfect! May have to give it a go too. Anxious to see the quilt. Thinking of starting one for my son soon. Certain I have some ugly fabric too. ;)

  3. Hi Lynne,
    I am squinting and looking and trying to see this pattern!! Can't wait to see what it looks like! LOVE your shawl...I could use one today, I am wrapped in a quilt because I refuse to turn my furnace on :) Happy weekend! xoxo Debbie

  4. I like the chunkier look of the thicker yarn. Keeps you warmer for sure,too! Great job!

  5. Love the shawl. Can't wait to see the quilt.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. I wonder what you are up to with your fabric squares. The swahl is sooo pretty, by now I only saw it made in lacy yarn, but yours really looks good.

  7. Lovely shawl and well done for finishing a UFO. Of course that gives you permission to start something new. I shall look forward to seeing its progression. Philippa xx

  8. Your shawl is so pretty! :o)
    I can't wait to see your quilt!!
    Trish xo

  9. I just love that shawl!
    Brilliant pattern- and a fab colour.
    Am off to check out the link now ...!

  10. I love the shawl! What a great color! YGG on finishing up a WIP/UFO. I can't wait to see more of your quilt. I love scrap quilts! I've been obsessing about doing a clamshell quilt and can't decide if I want to go with a red quilt or do scrappy... and as of this morning, scrappy is winning. I may change my mind by lunchtime. ;) Share pics as you work on it, please!

  11. Loving the lacy shawl, so pretty - well done for finishing!
    How exciting to start a new quilt! Looking forward to seeing progress posts!
    Have a great week!
    Gill xx

  12. I love, love, love your shawl and I have the strongest urge to copy it immediately! I am going to go through my yarn stash right now hon!

    Your new quilt looks fantastic too. I worked at a fabric store yesterday just helping out, and it took all my strength not to reinvest my earnings into the shop. Being surrounded by beautiful material all day was almost too much to cope with!!! So instead I bought a skirt pattern ... it has a zip ... I am terrified!!

    Have a fab week,


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