I am crocheting a shawl. I love the colors of the Claudia handpaint linen. Summer summer summer. I know, can't I just be content with spring right now?
It was inspired by a Sweat Pea Shawl from the Happy Hooker Stitch n'Bitch Crochet book.
I am not making it a triangle shape. I am not really even making anything close to that pattern. This is a breakthrough for me.
For some reason, with only one live stitch, I see the pattern coming alive before me. I don't need to write row repeats down or count. I tried at least 5 lace knit patterns before I tossed and turned and the light came on: I could crochet a summer shawl with this yarn.
The ergonomically correct F hook is okay. My wrist hurts from all the work I did last night, and I do not usually get wrist pain when I knit. The yarn is well, splitty. It hides well with crochet but I wouldn't want to knit with this yarn. The yarn is not soft yet, but Lynnette at 3 Bags says it washes up soft.
So that is what I am up to right now. I think I have to plow ahead with this shawl before I start something else.........but
I miss knitting.....