Southbay Shawlette in Malabrigo sock. The color is Impressionist sky. Those people sure know how to name their yarn. This shawl took one whole skein using a 7 (4.5) hook with a few yards to spare. There have been about a bazillion of these made on Ravelry, with all types of yarns.
In my cupboard are 2 balls of Cascade alpaca lace in a pretty apricot color that may just turn into another one. They say this is called a potato chip pattern. You can't make just one.
I'm building a baby quilt using blue/green scraps and my old white standby Kona snow (here is a tutorial for the X block). This one needs to be shipped off to Canada sometime in April. That means I have to get to it and not start anything else. And of course there are so many quilts I want to make right now! The sun is out, the birds are singing, the garden is calling and all of it is fueling a creative furnace in my head. There are clothes hanging on the line, seedlings ready to plant, and patio furniture to be re-painted. There is a dress pattern on the way, a pile of soft cotton on the shelf waiting for a chance to become a new frock and a delicate crocheted wrap about half way done. I'm bursting with ideas and am not able to corral them fast enough. Every morning I stand in the hallway, holding my coffee cup, trying to decide whether to go outside or into the sewing room. Amazing what a few days of sunshine can do for the soul.
Spring is a short season around here. But when it arrives, it surely knocks your socks off.
Well, the socks are officially off.
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