What do you get when you take an ecru yarn, dyes, water, heat, a bit of time, the internet and a crochet hook?
Added them to a dye bath and then dried the coloured yarn… overnight….
Then I searched the internet to find a triangular granny square shawl pattern which I found at The Sunroom.
At this point I had to do a little trialling with crochet hook sizes to decide for the shawl to be soft and drape well I needed to use a 6mm hook rather than the 3.5mm needle size advised on the ball band.
So… pattern, hook and dyed wool in hand I set off.
I quickly pulled back my work to adjust the size of the starting loop suggested by The Sunroom. (I only had 4 Ch before I slip stitched the starting loop, rather than the 6 Ch stated and it worked better for me & the yarn.)
Total crochet time… just 4 hours.
I adjusted the edging too (cannot help but adjust a pattern to suit me)…. all I did was 5 Ch, slip st into next gap, 5 Ch, slip st into SAME gap and repeat. It worked well for me. It gives a pretty frilly edge.
So… I’ve had fun in the last 24 hours, as well as a lovely evening out with friends and tangy lemon tart. Three of my favourite things… creativity, friendship and there’s nothing quite like a tart lemon tart.
AND… whilst I crocheted my kiln was slowly doing its magic… and look what came out!
What a madbird colourful, creative few days I’ve had!
Until next time, have fun.