Because that’s such a cool sentence it deserved its own post.
Isn’t it odd that people who have hobbies spend a large proportion of their hobby-time blogging/posting/reading about it online. I have spoken to so many people who blog/post in forums about this hobby or that hobby and then complain that they haven’t “finished this project” or “had time to do that bit,” and not really put two-and-two together.
I’m one of them.
I spend a lot of time on ‘Ravelry’ looking at fabulous patterns and occasionally posting in the many, many forums. I have a few blogs pinned to my Google homepage, so I can stalk them for new posts. It’s all so exciting and yet my crochet/writing projects get put on the back-burner while I spend hours reading and looking at new patterns/yarn.
In fact, I have just pulled out a beautiful shawl I was making for last summer that I have yet to finish. My Raspberry Lace shawl.
I intend to get it done in time for this summer. The shawl is based on Eva’s Shawl but will have an All Shawl border. I used a picture of the Work In Progress (WIP) to make the current banner for the blog. Isn’t it a gorgeous colour!? It’s in lace-weight cashmere that was coned for machine use, so it has been oiled to make it easier to work with. When I’ve finished it I can wash all the oil out and it will fluff up beautifully. I am sooo looking forward to that moment.
Isn’t it scrummy?! I’m using two strands, in slightly different shades, to give it more dimension. But it has been a hard slog because each row gets longer and longer. Hundreds and hundreds of tiny stitches per row and it is still going. I can’t wait now to get it finished. At least, from here, I shall have a different pattern to follow (the edging) and hopefully this will add a bit of interest to the work.
That is… if I have counted correctly and the pattern works. If not, I shall be crying into a pint of cider and complaining woefully to my totally-disinterested family.