A few weeks ago, I shared a picture of a pineapple shawl I decided to design and make for my Mom seven days before Mother’s Day. (Cue up the “What were you thinking??” comments from the peanut gallery.)
I wasn’t sure if I would finish it on time, and I didn’t even know if my mom would like the bright color. The Saturday before Mother’s Day, I went out to my mom’s and had a secret late night consult with my sister, who assured me it would look great on my mom. (I had previously been informed by a co-worker who is my mom’s age and has met my mom a few times that it would be loved because “chartreuse is the new black.”)
So, I powered through and was able to finish the shawl a few minutes after midnight, just in time for Mother’s Day.
Here’s the stitch detail.
I’m glad I went with my gut on this one, and thanks to everyone who encouraged me to keep going with the color. This is definitely way better than whatever weird last minute gift I would have had to buy.
This project was my first time I’ve used a madelinetosh yarn (tosh merino light). The color is really lovely and my mom didn’t believe it was wool because it was so soft. On the other hand, there were a few spots with little felted bits of yarn that I had to cut out. Also, there was a lot of twist that made it not always fun to work with, but that may be due to the way it was wound in the shop. There are more pictures and notes on my Ravelry project page.
I also finished the sample of my Wide Ripple Scarf pattern in Periwinkle last week.
This project definitely encouraged me to use up more embroidery floss for crochet.
Since this round of the Year of Projects ends on June 30, I have quite a few more techniques from Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today’s Top Crocheters that I’m trying to learn and work on before then.
For more finished objects, visit Tami’s Amis.