I decided I was going to make a shawl for my 81 year old grandmother for Christmas. At first I had chosen the Simply Soft Shawl on the Caron website and ordered 3 skeins of simply soft in grape.
Then I saw the Half Moon Shawl (Laura's version is amazing!) and thought I would do that.
But the Seraphina Shawl keeps catching my eye. I've seen a bunch of these on Crochetville lately and think they are amazing! I've read how difficult the pattern is to understand, so was very hesitant to start.
Tonight, anonymous husband was taking a nap and Little Monster was playing with barbies in her room, so I had a rare hour to myself and figured I would give it a shot. Oh frustration!
The written instructions are ok the first few rounds but quickly spiral into mass confusion (at least for me!). If it wasn't for the pictures and counting stitches, I would have given up already. But I'm stupidly stubborn, kept going, and am now on Row 12!! Woohoo!
Lemme tell you, this is no subway project!
I'm using Caron simply soft in grape and an "I" hook. I have 3 skeins of this grape and am praying that it'll be enough to finish it. So far, I love the way it looks!
I know I've got a long way to go, but I'm stoked I got this far!