Am I mad? I've offered to make my friend a shawl for her wedding.
She is getting married on 12 June 2011. That's currently 17 days to get this sucker completed. Less really, because I need to get it to her before then!
What's more, it's a lace-weight shawl. In silk. I've not worked with 2ply OR silk before.
Nevermind, I'M 100% SURE I CAN DO IT!!
My friend has chosen the dahlia shawl, which is super pretty and feminine, with a gorgeous edging. I think I even have enough yarn to make one for myself!!
|Picture from Interweave Crochet here.|
Received the lovely lovely yarn yesterday. My first ever etsy purchase! Thank you ms gusset!
I spent two and a half hours last night winding one of these skeins into a ball. Ok, I don't have a ball winder, or a swift :(
I found this tutorial about how to make your own swift with household items, Macgyver style (thanks webecca! Here is my effort:
|Please ignore the fugly rug.|
|At least I had company, The Kitten watched me the whole time.|
And the result below. Even with the home made swift it was hard work! I wasn't paying attention at one stage and made a huge mess. I even cut a knot out once because it was the only way to keep my sanity.
|1km of silk.|
Tonight I actually start making the shawl! Onward and upward!