One shawl is not enough

A smiling woman wearing a handmade granny square shawl

Last week I asked for your opinion which yarn I should use to crochet a granny square shawl and sorry, but not sorry, you were not of great help. I thought it’s always good to start a post with insulting the audience, especially when you are German and would love to use the German word “Publikumsbeschimpfung” for once, nice or ??? ?

Ok, back to the insults. Where have you been? I was lost in my mismatched scrap yarn box frenetically searching for the perfect color combination, reaching out to you for help and what happened? Nothing. (@fiberfrau, @shanibeer, @appreciator and @carolineschell sorry for the generalisation, naturally I did not mean you) I had to choose the yarn completely alone while crying into my growing crochet shawl. At one point I pondered to climb into the emptied out scrap yarn box and count myself under the label discarded and forgotten. Are you even reading my posts???!?
So, here I am trying to rise a reaction out of your dear audience. I feel like being in a fight between spouses of whom one is stonewalling and the other is taking aggressive efforts to get a reaction. Any reaction….?
Do you still love me?
With this melodramatic introduction I will now show you what happens if nobody helps me to choose yarn: I bought some new ?

two photos of a multi-colored granny square crochet shawl and a photo of a smiling woman wearing it

Not initially, but I did it. First, I started with some balls of yarn from my stash. I used this easy granny square pattern made of double crochet and I felt like a crochet superhero because of the speed the shawl was growing. For some month now I only knitted or sewed, and my first love crochet was forgotten. But while working on this shawl, I could not put the hook away. The rhythm of crochet felt so naturally and easy and extremely fast. Creating a shawl instead of a sweater or cardigan also helped to get addicted to this project as I did not need to take notes while crocheting. The one hiccup I encountered was pattern related. I too late noticed that I prefer a crescent formed shawl over a real triangle. Only at the very last rows I started to not only increase in the middle of the row but also at the end and beginning, to get the slightly curved form.
This I will remedy in my actual project. The one I was forced to buy new yarn for.

a woman wearing a handmade outfit and a crochet shawl while buying coffe in a shop

Here you can watch me buying coffee samples and a porcelain filter as presents. And I am a bit proud: I am wearing a handmade puff sleeve sweater, my handmade Jenna cardigan and the new crochet shawl

The scrap yarn shawl was so satisfying that I instantly wanted to start the next one, being happy to use even more of my single balls of yarn. But then I went shopping for birthday presents and I could not resist the lure of a yarn shop. I only wanted to buy one new color to complete my new scrap yarn selection, but I was not tough enough. I bought more…

several photos of the beginning of a granny square crochet shawl in a vibrant pink and black yarn

I found this cute candy pink super fluffy yarn and a crazy cuddly gradient yarn in light coral, pink and yellow with tweedy flecks of magenta and violet. And I am in love with this new color combination. But this week I do not have spare time to finish a whole shawl (but I soooooo want) as I must prepare for a group exhibition and dance performance on Saturday. You can see some of my paintings and the new shawl on the photo: The paintings are waiting for me to protect them with varnish, but the shawl is distracting me.

several painted expressive artworks lying on the ground and a crochet shawl with yarn.

Dear readers, please wish me luck with the exhibition. My initial insults Publikumsbeschimpfung are not for real, no they are a cry for (your) love and comments.

Thank you @crosheille for iniciating and @muscara, @shanibeer, @marblely for hosting the #needleworkmonday. If you want to see more beautiful projects with yarn, fabric and most of all needles, follow @needleworkmonday on steemit. Or even better grab your needles and keyboard and join the #needleworkmonday community. You can read more comments on this post on my steemit blog.

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