WIP – Black Sea Shawl (Part 1)

I think one of the reasons crafters have so many “Works In Progress” is because they are so easily distracted inspired by other new shiny projects. Not only is it exciting to start something new, but there is also the “thrill of the chase” when trying to find the perfect materials for your project.

For me that shiny distraction has been the Black Sea Shawl. I fell in love with the pattern a few months ago and thought I had found the perfect yarn – until I realised the colour I wanted was out of stock. Not wanting to buy internationally and pay ridiculous amounts of shipping, I thought it best to stalk Yanish so I could pounce on it as soon as it became available.

It was on one such stalking visit the other week that I finally found the yarn. No, it wasn’t what I had originally been stalking – it was much, much better.

The yarn is Lola Glitter in the colourway Viola Blue Moon. Photos do not do it justice. It was also my first purchase with Yarnish. Not only was their service fantastic, I loved that they packaged the yarn inside a quality organza bag. It has become the perfect project bag while I have been crocheting and has done a fantastic job at preventing the yarn from tangling.

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I was so itching to start this project that I almost forgot to take Happy Mail photos before hand. Within minutes of taking them, I had my coffee by my side, crochet hook in hand and was raring to go.

I actually have a confession: I had all the intentions in the world to post this last week when I started – except I was having too much fun crocheting to actually write the post – opps! I am now probably about 4 – 8 rows away from finishing. I am in love with the yarn so much that I am making the shawl larger as to not waste any. The funny thing is that when I was about 20 rows in, I was starting to worry I wasn’t going to have enough yarn and was so close to frogging the whole thing. It has been one pleasantly deceiving yarn cake.

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