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A short-lived promise

I was so thrilled with my finished shawl this past weekend that I swore I would not start anything new until I’d seen another couple of incomplete projects through. It felt so wonderful to have something accomplished, and I love both the result and the prospect of wearing it.

I should have gone directly from that finish to either of my unfinished crochet pieces–the granny square baby blanket or the cardigan–or any one of the half dozen incomplete sewing projects I’ve accumulated.

But I didn’t.

So much for resolve.

Instead, I started two new shawls. Here’s the first, so far.


The pattern is Reyna, but I’ve strayed slightly to include two different partial solid-colored yarns instead of a single variegated one. It’s time to switch in that fuchsia for a couple rows now.

The yarn isn’t the nicest feeling around. The fuchsia is fine, but the much larger supply of black is an older acrylic, slightly stiff and somewhat scratchy. But they are both very special because they came from my seemingly never-ending Tillie stash, which is very sentimental and pleases me to no end to use. I figure a shawl is the best way to use this scratchy black yarn since for the most part it won’t end up directly against skin as it would in socks or a sweater. (Plus, acrylic will likely stand up to machine washing well if need be. I do like practical.)

That other newly cast on shawl? That’s another photo for another day! Right now I’m clicking over to Nicole’s and Ginny’s to see what some fellow crafters are up to. Come see!

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A wife and mom, a worker bee, a churchwoman, a reader, and a crafter. What more is there to know? :)

2 replies

  1. like you…..once i finish a lingering ufo and feel so good about it, i wonder why i don’t keep that good feeling going and finish another. sigh. good to hear others are like me!!! i do like the black and fuschia combination. (and i like the dessert/theme tie-ins in your books club!!!)

    1. What IS wrong with us, Steph? Just can’t stand that pleasant sense of accomplishment. Or something. Sigh indeed.

      Those colors together were my 5-year-old’s idea, actually, but now that I have one black-pink-black segment behind me, I really like how they’re combining! Good call, Girlie.

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