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.
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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.