So... you know how I am going to a wedding this summer? And I am going to make a 50's vintage pattern dress?
Well, I haven't started yet and I am getting twitchy. The muslin must be cut this week or I am doomed, doomed I tell ye!
So instead of doing that, I hatched a plan for some kind of over-garment for the actual wedding bit. In the medieval chapel. Where it will be chilly. Don't forget, I haven't even bought / chosen the material for the dress yet, and yet here I am making a shawl / shrug out of alarmingly bright yarn which goes with nothing except possibly black...? I am crafting myself into a corner here!
I have a ton of Hipknits aran silk in the stash, all gifted. I have tried knitting with it, I have tried crocheting with it, and I am never happy with the result. It is beautifully soft, has a subtle gleam, and comes in such glowing colours, but I can't seem to make it work. So I thought I would experiment with the Sheryl Shawl (Rav link) from Blueprint Crochet. There was no logic or pre-planning to this decision. I was actually looking for my print-out of the Clapotis pattern when I came across this one.
I don't know what I think. It is kind of floppy rather than drapey, and it is coming out pretty huge. This is just one base motif - so seven of these would give me a helluva wingspan. I don't think it is a coincidence that there are only two Sheryl Shawl projects on Ravelry... and the one with pictures is not happy.
I can see where this is headed. Into the shruggery! Clapotis, anyone?