Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I've said it before, I'll say it again

Orange you glad?

I'm not all that crazy about crochet but I do know how to do it. It's not something I talk about very often and I definitely don't want to teach it. But once in a while I see something that I like. Like this shawl from Knottie by Nature. It's called My Blue Jeans Shawl.

I had some Cascade 220 in stash that I thought would work and I thought I had enough. The pattern doesn't have precise information but I was pretty sure I could make it with what I had. It didn't turn out that way.

I was about half a skein short of what I needed. I couldn't find any in any of the shops around here but L to the rescue. She had a whole skein in her Cascade leftovers. It was a different dye lot but I can't see any difference.


lexa said...

That's really nice! I don't know how to crochet anything but a chain. I'm not all that enthused with crochet, either, but sometimes something crocheted catches my eye, and I wish I knew how to do it.

Monika said...

It turned out beautifully! And of course I like it because it's orange! :o)

sue said...

Oh you should talk about crochet. I can crochet but it takes me a lot of time and I need a book in front of me to read how to do different stitches. Your shawl looks beautiful, and I love orange but it doesnt suit me unfortunately. Just one of those things I guess. I will just knit orange things for other people. I think crochet patterns are getting more fashionable though.

mary said...

I am so ready for spring and you're just helping me along with your orange! I really like it!

Walden said...

Looks great! Always a fan of the orange!