I've been dying (not dyeing) to share this project for 2 months.
Earlier this year I stumbled on the Lost Souls Shawl somewhere on the internet. I believe it was THE project to make in 2014. As soon as I saw it I knew that I had to make it for my best friend for Christmas. She's totally batty for skulls. It makes shopping for her really easy. I was worried that this would be too advanced for me but I gave it a try and found that it was relatively easy.
It's basically a 14 row repeat and mistakes are easy to hide and compensate for in the next row. I probably started this in March and finished it just before we left for vacation in August. Anne's step-daughter is getting married this weekend so I knew that I needed to give it to Anne so she could wear it to the wedding.
Here are the specifics:
Lost Souls Pattern on Ravelry - it's free!
Video tutorial by Jonna Martinez
Video tutorial by Fiber Spider
The yarn I used is Goshen by Valley Yarns. Valley Yarns is the house broad for Webs. It's a cotton/rayon/silk blend and it's lovely. It was wonderful to work with. The shawl is heavy because of the cotton but it's not too heavy and it's really soft and comfy.
She had a few minutes Saturday so we met up at Wegmans so I could give it to her. She was VERY happy and I can't wait to see a photo of her with it on this weekend.
Also this weekend I got the machine sewing done on the postage stamp binding and made progress on my other crochet projects. I'll have photos of those things for Wednesday.
Tina in NJ
10/25/2021 12:38:37 pm
How incredibly appropriate for a wedding the weekend of Halloween 🎃! Best wishes to the couple and their families.
10/25/2021 10:50:05 pm
Perfect gift for your friend I would say. I, however, wouldn't be caught dead (hah, pun intended there!) wearing skulls.
10/26/2021 06:52:04 am
Awesome! What a sweet gift, would be great in glow in the dark yarn too :)
10/26/2021 08:22:01 am
Now that is a cool shawl! Your crocheting skills are amazing!
10/26/2021 08:25:02 am
10/26/2021 08:41:55 am
Oooh I love it. Finding that pattern and making it was so perfect. I am sure she will enjoy it for a long time.
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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.