Several years ago I ordered two skeins of "on sale" silver grey, lace weight cashmere. I couldn't make it behave and had a tangled mess on the first three projects I tried. Since I had over 1000 yards of the stuff I decided I could at least double it and use it for a good sized shawl. Never did!
A few weeks ago I lost my mind and picked up a crochet hook to make a dish cloth and ended up failing on the first cloth and barely finishing the second, AND swearing I would not crochet again for a while.
Combine loser cashmere yarn and less than successful craft and what do you have--the beginning of a silver grey, cashmere, reasonable facsimile of a crocheted shawl. Time will tell!! Send out good thoughts for me!!
The green bag is...mmmmmm...coming along. When I was ready to start the top section I realized it was a combination of cables and dropped stitches. I don't do dropped stitches, at least not deliberately. I have fooled with this pattern from the get go anyway, so I decided to do my own thing again and just make the top section staggered cables. It is working to my satisfaction and I guess that is all that matters. It's a good thing no one is going to ask me to review this pattern. And that's all I'm saying about that!
Max writes a letter to the editor regarding the local squirrel population. You may notice he is left pawed.
Life is good!