Hello and greetings to all of my readers! I'm so happy that several new folks have found my blog, and I'm looking forward to picking a winner of the giveaway on Sunday! You can enter anytime up till 5 pm eastern time on Sunday. That's 5 pm daylight saving time by the way--those of you in the US, don't forget to "spring forward" this weekend. I hate losing that hour of sleep but I love having it stay light later in the evening.
So it's Work-in-Progress Wednesday here, and this week I can show you the start of my new prayer shawl:
I think this is the first one I've made that is worked lengthwise--starting off with "chain 190" was a little intimidating! And with such long rows it's taking a while for the pattern to show itself, but I hope to make more progress on it now that I'm getting familiar with the pattern. It's a free pattern too, you can get it here.
And here's a close-up of one of my favorite crochet helpful hints:
When I stop working on something, I put a locking stitch marker in the live loop, and slip on an alphabet bead with the letter of the hook size I'm using. This way I don't misplace the hook, my work won't unravel, and I know what the hook size is! It's SO helpful to me since I can't rely on my memory for squat anymore, and I may not be using the hook size in the pattern--this way I always know which hook to pick up.
Oh, I also have an FO (finished object) to show you--my shamrock garland, adorning my desk at work!
It came out pretty cute I think!
I'll wrap up this WIP Wednesday post with the VERY BEST work-in-progress that I have seen this week:
The very first blooms of the year in my garden--Mother Nature is definitely working on spring, and I am soooo thankful!
Have a wonderful day!