Monday, September 9, 2013

In Which I Get All Wild & Woolly

Okay, okay.  I don't REALLY get all "wild & woolly."  It's just the name of the pattern I used to make ....

... THIS!

This yarn was quite trixy.  Not in working with, but in photographing.  Or maybe it's my (lack of) photography skill.  It's a bit washed out in the photo above.  But here ...

... here you can see how rich it really is!  Very jewel-like. 

The pattern is from designer Sharon Silverman's book Tunisian Crochet: The Look of Knitting with the Ease of Crochet.  The pattern is "Wild and Woolly Wrap" and is just so big and squashy.  It's actually worked on this bias to make a giant quadrilateral-(Yea, math!)-shaped shawl. 
With tassels!

The above pic shows both sides of the shawl.  The left side of the photo shows the "right side" of the fabric.  Notice how Tunisian simple stitch mimics weaving.  The left side of the photo shows the "wrong side" of the fabric.  It mimics garter stitch.  Looks good from either side!

The original sample in the book was made using a "thin and thick" yarn which I was having trouble locating in a multi-colored yarn that I liked.  This yarn was a good alternative.  It's Vineyard from Artful Yarns.  Unfortunately, this company is now out of business.  :(

Above is another shot of the "right side".

... and above, the "wrong side."

Apparently things really ARE better with tassels!

Anyway, this was a really fun, fast Tunisian crochet project!  In fact, I'm making another one!  For myself!   This one was for my Mom.  Supposed to be a Christmas present, but I decided she'd get more use out of it now as we approach Fall. 

... you know, if the weather here hadn't just decided to hit the 90's again this week.  Weather Fail.

Oh well.