A surprise crochet start and finish
Chris and I were on a little trip the past 2 days. For Christmas/Anniversary/Birthday I surprised him with tickets to an Eagles concert in Charlotte, NC. It's his all time favorite band and he would probably have never bought the tickets for himself. So we hopped in the car Monday for a 5 hour drive, arrived at 3, went to the concert and left yesterday morning to return home at 7 am. It was quite a whirlwind but worth every penny and minute. Although I was a total slug the rest of the day and accomplished nothing but a nap.
For old geezers, they still sound like their albums and Vince Gill is the perfect stand in for Glenn Frey and Randy Meisner. It was 3 solid hours of great music. If you like the Eagles check out their tour dates and go if you can. You will not regret it.
I, however, cannot sit in a car for 5 hours with nothing to do. I have one car project set aside but I didn't get time to work up a sample block and couldn't do it in the car. So I pulled out some yarn to start a wheelchair shawl and I actually finished it!
The charity requests that they be horseshoe shaped (not triangle or rectangle) so that they stay on the shoulders easier. This pattern (details below) is perfect for it. I've made it twice before with 4 weight yarn but decided to use two strands this time (5 weight equivalent) and I like the results much better.
The color in the first photo is the most accurate but this will give you an idea of the true shape. The pattern calls for 8 wedges but I decided to try 7 with the bulky weight and I think it's about perfect.
Pattern: Carrie Penny Eyelet Shawl on YouTube
Yarn: Lion Brand Mandala Tweed Stripes, 2 strands held together. I used all of two cakes except for the little scrap balls in the photo. I like working with this yarn a lot and I like the feel and drape of the finished shawl. I have 4 balls of this yarn left!
Hook size L (8mm)
Working with bulky weight yarn and a large hook while riding in the car is a nice way to work.
2/23/2022 11:00:08 am
I am glad you enjoyed the concert. That is great you got a wheelchair shawl done. Sounds like a win-win!
2/23/2022 11:18:08 am
it has been quite a few years since we saw the Eagles in Little Rock one year - 10+ I believe it was wonderful - one of our all time favorite bands - never thought of Vince Gill being right to substitute for Glenn Fry but now thinking of it sounds right. Glenn Fry was a favorite of mine for sure - just the mention of the Eagles has "Hotel California" going through my mind LOL
2/23/2022 06:52:59 pm
Lucky you! I have been an Eagles fan for a long time and would love to see them in person. I have several of their CD's (including a solo Glenn Fry one) but have no means of playing them at the moment. Will have to save my pennies to buy another CD player at some point.
2/24/2022 07:33:12 am
Clearly The Eagles have a huge fanbase. There songs seem like a soundtrack for a good part of my life. I would like to see them in concert.
2/24/2022 08:15:38 am
An Eagles concert would definitely be fun. We've done those quick roadtrips, too and usually have to recover for a day now - LOL.
2/24/2022 10:15:19 am
So glad you and Chris enjoyed the Eagle's concert, and you were able to finish a crochet project during drive times, but you didn't mention anything about listening to an audio book, lol. The Eagles are a great group, and love their music. Years ago, the musical groups did not put on concerts when they were in 70's, and older, but now they do, and obviously they still draw the crowds. Good for them!
2/24/2022 10:15:59 am
I live in NE now with access to lots of snow so I want to do some snow dying. Where can I get the trays to hold the fabric ? I love all your ice dyed things! Don’t wear out anytime soon! Ha
2/24/2022 11:51:34 am
What? You went to see the Eagles and didn't stop in the Greensboro area of NC to pick me up? Ha! I too love the Eagles and even have a CD with Eagles songs sung by other singers. Nice that Vince Gill substituted in for Fry although it is sad that he is gone. Doesn't his son sing or play in the band now? Bet it was wonderful to see/hear them in person.
2/25/2022 12:28:16 am
Saw the Eagles in Los Angeles recently. It was fabulous. Agree that Vince Gill was a good substitute for Frey. Frey’s son was also in the band.
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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.