This time of year, when the days are short and the nights grow long I like to have a needlework project to work on. Something that I can pick up in odd moments during the day, particularly at night. There is something so comforting about the simple repetition of the weaving in and out of crochet or knitting needles.
I decided to do something I haven't done for decades: make a shawl.
My last needlework project was this afghan...
...now finished, I keep it casually tossed over this chair in the reading alcove, at hand to to keep me warm for a little nap, while reading, or when watching television.
A shawl will be a much quicker to make. I found this vintage pattern that I had stashed away, like all crochet patterns it was a bit complicated and took a while to figure out but worth the effort; made using what is called a knot stitch it is very lacy and pretty. I decided to use this bright burgundy colored yard.
This winter around the house I am going to be cozy and warm in a very old fashion way.
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