Sunday 26 May 2024

ANOTHER FINISH

 

My crochet shawl journey is complete. The final stitches were done last night and the ends sewn in. I wasn't happy with the blunt raw edge on the long side which was also a bit taut so I finished it off with slip stitches like the triangular sides but added a chain between each slip stitch to loosen it a bit and I am very happy with the result.




I had to buy another ball of yarn to finish it so I am using the rest to crochet a scarf using the same pattern but with a smaller hook. I used size 5 hook for the shawl and am using my usual size 4 for the scarf.  




 
When I went back to the wool shop to buy the extra yarn I couldn't resist buying another ball in different colourways for another scarf. Stand by for the next exciting episode. 

I have made further progress on my latest crosstitch which I plan to continue working on today as my wrists are a bit sore from doing so much crochet.



So that is my week's crafty progress. I shall pop over to see what you have been up to soon.


6 comments:

  1. A lovely finish. Just the thing for cooler evenings.

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  2. Such a pretty finish Ondrea. xx

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  3. Your shawl is beautiful and a scarf will be lovely. The colours are so pretty. Nice work on your cross stitch.

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  4. Your shawl is just gorgeous and you will have a coiuple of pretty scarves to wear for winter.... the cross stitch is looking good... we do tend to put pressure on our bodies with the continual crafting!!
    Hugz

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  5. Your shawl is beautiful!! Great colours. Well done on the finish - maybe the cross stitch will rest your wrists for a while.

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