Another week, another project finished! Admittedly, a rather short crochet project using very bulky yarn and a large hook, so it only took a couple of days of not-solid effort.
I really wasn't sure about my yarn colour choice, but as it worked up it turned into something lovely. It still needs blocking, because it doesn't drape as nicely as it could, but I haven't done that yet, as I will need clear floor space which we don't really have right now.
You may recall my complaints last week over how squeaky the yarn was. Well, it did get better and the fabric created is oh so soft, so I'm definitely not going to let the squeakiness put me off using James C Brett Marble again. In fact, the left over yarn I've got from this project goes really well with my other bulky weight acrylic yarn in my stash, which is bright green, so I think some sort of green-and-brown amigurumi will be happening in the future!
So, of course I still have my Easy Lace Stole on the go. I had intended to work the knit projects one after the other, but this stole is going to take so long to finish, I decided to start the next one as well. The lace stole will be my roleplay night project, so will get worked on Thursday evenings.
The next knit project on the list is the Thinking of You scarf, but after buying and downloading the pattern, I realised that the Victorian scarf is an easier knit, so I've cast on that instead!
Much quicker than the lace stole! It's only 21 stitches wide, and as it's DK weight yarn, it's knitting up really quickly. It's a relatively simple 8 row pattern, with 18 repeats in total. I'm exactly halfway through. The yarn - Sirdar Simply Recycled - is lovely. Soft and silky, a little bit splitty, in the same way the bamboo cotton was, so I'm expecting that's because this is also 50% cotton.
I haven't abandoned my crochet hooks though, in favour of the knit side of my list. I started the Jane Austen shawl a few days ago as well.
I'm on the 4th row out of 32. But each row is incredibly long! Crocheting with laceweight yarn is hard going. You'd think I'd be used to it, what with my ongoing filet crochet project, but no. Luckily, I am not planning to wear this till October, so I've got plenty of time!
This is probably the closest I've got in getting the colours right in the photos on this yarn as well. Previous pictures of it have made it look very purple, but it's actually quite pink. I chose this yarn (an alpaca/silk blend) because I so loved working with the Debbie Bliss Andes I was given for my birthday, but in a lace weight it isn't as noticeably smooth in my hands. I'm certain the finished shawl will be wonderfully soft, but it's not as luxurious to work on as I expected it to be.