Saturday, June 28, 2008

Lacy Crochet Shawl

Eva's Shawl - Crochet Lace
bellamoden kid mohair and silk lace (Pretty In Pink) + Malabrigo lace merino (Floral)
The pattern is called Eva's Shawl by milobo. Always fun to see how others have done this project on Ravelry.

I've stayed fairly true to the directions, though I've simplified them a bit for my taste, as they are written using UK terms such as treble crochet which in the US is really a double. I've also rewritten the eyelet row since I kept getting caught up in the weeds of growing frustration: "But what does that mean? That doesn't make sense!"

At which point, I put the pattern aside and started crocheting with my instinct instead of my logic. I find that I really rather like this pattern much better that way. I'll share more details of the modifications at the end of this project.

By the way, I am keeping up with my exercise regimen (treadmill, sit-stands, balance) like a good rehab patient. Thanks for the encouragement. Happy weekend, all!

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Blogger a friend to knit with said...

your crocheting is fabulous. and am i impressed with your ability to follow your instinct!
eva's shawl will be beautiful in those colors....sort of like a sunny summery cocktail! :)

6/28/2008 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Love those colors!!!! I will send your blog to a friend who crochets ASAP.

Hope you are keeping cool!

6/28/2008 11:33:00 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

SO pretty!

6/28/2008 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

I admire your perseverance in tackling a UK crochet pattern. They've always endlessly confused me. I think going with instinct is really the right way to do it. :)

And the results? Gorgeous!

6/29/2008 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Sorry about the confusing eyelet row instructions - I'm a novice pattern writer, and I put this together very quickly - I wanted to share the pattern as I had a lot of interest. Looking at your picture though, it looks like you have figured it out correctly!

6/29/2008 01:44:00 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

This is so lovely, like a pink cloud!

I've been sick AGAIN - yes, yet another course of AB :(

But I'm calling you tomorrow!

6/29/2008 03:59:00 AM  
Blogger Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Beautiful, just gorgeous !!!

6/29/2008 06:01:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...


6/29/2008 08:51:00 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...


6/30/2008 02:12:00 PM  
Blogger noblinknits said...

oops I think an ant just crawled into my keyboard. Are you watching any wimbledon? I did some crochet last night - there's the ant!!! It is free!! My house is a complex ecosystem.

My sister bought me some quills for my birthday. They are very nice so thanks for the advice.

7/01/2008 03:51:00 AM  
Blogger monica said...

pretty pretty yarn!!

7/01/2008 05:34:00 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

That's beautiful!

I've been wondering how your rehab is going. Get strong!

7/02/2008 08:03:00 PM  
Blogger Jess P. said...

I thought I would let you know that I just finished a Mia Shrug and posted it on my blog. Fantastic pattern!

7/08/2008 09:29:00 AM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Jess, I can't seem to click through to your blog. What is your URL?

7/08/2008 10:08:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Oh, I love those colors together. It's beautiful!

7/08/2008 06:46:00 PM  
Blogger kerstin said...

Goddess knows, I love that color combo. Very pretty!

7/21/2008 03:28:00 PM  

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