The last couple of days have made up for a not so rewarding week. Things have been going strongly in the Little Fabric Store, as I have sold out my Pure and Fandango Jelly Rolls. I also have a couple of Layer Cakes left in each collection. I still have plenty of charm packs left – I have a plan for them.
But, the most rewarding thing for me, personally, has been the response to my latest crochet project. I had this idea of a crochet shawl and I just went for it. I included it in my 10 shawls in 2010 challenge, and I’ve had quite a few messages from people asking me to share the pattern. I was thinking about it, so these messages and comments gave me the right nudge to get started. It’s quite a painstaking job. I’ve written down the first few rows, but there’s still quite a bit of work left to do (and charts to be drawn!).
In the meantime, here’s a preview of my Josephine. It’s a shawlette more than a shawl, but I intend to make another one in a much bigger size, for testing purposes. I will also need to find a couple of volunteers to test the pattern for me. Exciting!
Josephine *I’ll send you all my love, and when I’m far away, I’ll send you all my love*
This sample has used a little over 2 skeins of Rowan Siena, which was quite pleasant to work with! For my next sample, I’m planning on using the green DIC Baby I bought from Pure Purl at Knit Nation, I think it’s going to be wonderfully squishable in this yarn.
I can’t give more details until the pattern is all written. But if you fancy being a test crocheter for me, do let me know! You don’t have to be an experienced crocheter, an advanced beginner should be able to crochet this shawl easily.