A Favourite Compliment

The Capricious Ruffle shawl received many wonderful compliments for which I’m truly grateful, but one stood out that I’m sure my fellow crocheter’s will appreciate as much as I did.

“Drat! I wish it was knit.” ~ Barbara, DesertNeedles on Ravelry, posted here with her permission.

Loved it!


First KnitPicks Order

I ran down to the post office on Thursday morning hoping the yarn from KnitPicks for the Capricious Ruffle shawl would be in, but … so sad … it wasn’t. I resigned myself to having to wait through Easter weekend for it. I don’t do patience well.  I came home, tracked it, and found out it was still in Kitchener, west of Toronto and beyond.  But my husband came home around 4pm and he had the package with him … happy dance!  (Out of curiosity, I tracked it one more time and sure ’nuff, it was supposedly still in Kitchener.)  So here it is:

KnitPicks Shadow

It’s KnitPicks Shadow, Hot Rod, in laceweight merino.  (And that’s the tester shawl underneath it, along with my favourite 3.5mm hook.)

This is my virgin laceweight wool project, so I’ve nothing to compare the yarn to.  It’s not as soft as I’d imagined it would be, and the thickness ranges anywhere from a smidge finer than laceweight up to fingering weight – there’s no consistency to it, and I don’t see much heathering, if any at all.  YET I LOVE IT!  It suits me to a ‘T’, and most importantly, it suits the shawl.  I do hope to, one day, see it made in other fibres.

Cable and Lace Shawl

I’ve caught up on all my WIPs (though I admit to having three ends to weave in before I see my Mom to give her the vest she claimed as her own) and sat for a full 24 hours with nothing to crochet.

I did do some sketching at 3am last night -snoring dog and husband forced me out of bed.  So today I made a start on a new shawl and have the first few rows done and written!  It’ll be a cable and lace shawl, also done in laceweight.  Not for the faint of heart but created for the adventurer!

I’m thinking of submitting this design to a magazine just to say I’ve tried.

Capricious Ruffle Shawl – FINISHED!

Capricious Ruffle ShawlI finished crocheting the shawl earlier tonight! Oh, what a great relief it is. I’m ready to finish typing up the pattern but most of all, I’m ready to start wearing it. Even with the ends still dangling here and there, it’s already my favourite.

The pattern should be available here within a week or two, and on Ravelry shortly after that.