Well, look at that, August already! Where did the time go…
Well, I am pleased to report I finished one of my TdFKAL projects. And I started the other, and a third too, heh! So I reckon I qualify for a green jersey for my sprinting effort!
So here’s my Haiku shawl:
Pattern: Haiku, by Rebecca Velasquez. This is a really nice (well, I think so anyway!) and easy crochet shawl. It is quite deep though, not a shallow triangle (in case that’s not your preference!)
Yarn: 2 skeins of Quince & Co Finch in Kumlien’s Gull, a lovely heathered grey. Bought, of course, from Suzy Hausfrau! The Finch is the fingering/4ply, and comes in very generous 50g skeins – generous in terms of yardage – about 220yds. It works up really nicely.
Hook:. I used a 3.75mm hook, as per the pattern, but I really should have used a 4mm hook, as my finished shawl – even after I added about 4 or 5 extra repeats – ended up narrower across the wingspan and deeper in the length, than it was meant to! I didn’t want to add extra repeats, as that would make it a lot longer, so I fudged up a bit extra on either end and added a tassel for even more (and hello, tassels are FUN!)
Tour de France – this shawl
I crochet, back and forwards
It is beautiful.