In the last week, I’ve actually finished two – yes, two – craft projects.
#1 The Qiviuk shawl
#2 An ‘exploded’ doily shawl
‘Exploded lace’ is a term invented by Doris Chan to describe her technique of crocheting doily patterns in chunky yarn with large hooks, so you end up with garments, not small bits of lace. It’s all in her book Amazing Crochet Lace (which I do own – after wearing out the library copy!)
Anyway, this shawl of mine was made using 5 skeins of chunky Noro ‘Iro’ yarn and a 9mm crochet hook. Using this yarn has taken me over two years. It has been made up or partially made up at least FIVE times before it got to its current state. Whispering this yarn has taken some doing! And, yes, there is a rather strong sense of relief in actually finishing this project!!
Hmm, I’ve just realised that while these projects are from two different yarn crafts and are to all intents and purposes very different projects, they are both technically lace projects (i.e. any holes are deliberate!). Not sure what, if anything, that says about my crafting…
And, while I’m uploading photos, here’s one for the weird stuff file:
And, where is it now?