I made good progress on my Paula Nadelstern quilts this week. I've finished the first one and have started the second. I can't wait to show you these fabrics in color so you can see how much the background fabrics sparkle.
Meanwhile, I can share my latest crochet project in full color.
Sometime last year (I think), Lion Brand put their Ice Cream Cotton Blend yarn on sale at a deep discount. I had heard great things about it so I got some in blue and some in tan to make shawls or wheelchair blankets. This shawl is 3+a little skeins of the blue and can probably be considered a large size. The pattern is this one from Etsy.
I do not love the way the colors pool with this yarn but it it great to work with and is going to be a very warm and comfortable shawl. All of the "Ice Cream" line of yarns pool like this and I really don't like it. I will use what I have but will not buy more. But I know this will appeal to someone. I have 3 more skeins of the blue and 6 of tan so I can make 3 more shawls if I want.
The pattern is incredibly easy and fast. It's basically double V stitches. The pattern doesn't specify the yarn, but based on the hook size and image, it's meant for a smaller gauge yarn. I made this size by chaining 75+4. I'm starting the next one with 66+4 for a medium size.
These scallops make a nice finished edge. There's supposed to be one more round but I didn't think it looked good in this heavier weight yarn. This is sufficient for this project.
I started the medium sized one while watching football between meals yesterday.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.