Saturday, April 5, 2008

Chrysanthemum Tea Shawl

Any crocheter worth their salt knows who Doris Chan is. I love her stuff but have never been gutsy enough to try one of her designs. I have the book Amazing Crochet Lace and figured it was time to give it a go.

My favorite pattern in the book is the Chrysanthemum Tea Shawl. It took a little over a week, though that time could have been halved. I only worked on it in spurts. It was pretty easy, though I think I flubbed up the middle a bit. Who cares...I love it! This bad boy is about 48" across and could have easily been blocked larger.



Its made with Patons Classic Merino wool and K hook. The original pattern calls for sport weight but since I'm chunky I wanted the gauge a bit larger. If I do it again, I'll use a smaller hook to make it sturdier by being less lacy.

(look my hair is growing back already!)


Sorry this pic is crooked. My camera person is about 4 feet tall and has no patience.



Well I know what I look like from the midget's perspective.
There's alot to do at work, so I get to go into work today...Saturday. Joy.

12 comments:

Mimi said...

The photos are nice, you look lovely! The shawl is amazing!

CraftyAshley said...

I love that shawl. It looks great on you even from a 4 foot perspective! Nicely done!

Laura said...

Oh wow, that shawl is absolutely gorgeous! You think taking a week is a long time for that? I'm amazed that it only took a week! Great job!

Lesalicious said...

Oh look at you miss cutie. Looking oh so good in that shawl. I love it you did oh so great with that shawl. Yeah I can see your hair is starting to grow back.:)

Andrea Moberly said...

That's gorgeous! you do such great work :)

Zarah said...

That's beautiful! Looks so great on you, too.

Laurah said...

Beautiful! It looks gorgeous on you! I'm loving the color and I've always liked that pattern.
Doris Chan has such a unique take on crochet.
I'd like to make the Blue Curaco one day. My library has a pretty bare bones selection of crochet books, so I'd have to -eek- buy it.
Anyway, the pictures are actually pretty good for a 4ft person with no patience, LOL. Can't wait to see what you stitch up next!

Bezzie said...

Very pretty!!!!! Even from a 4' view! ;-)

Riohnna said...

That shawl is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Chris! This is a perfect shawl to have, it can dress up any outfot. Awesome job! And koodos to the camera person! Anony Joyce

PeWee said...

Christina! That Shawl is truly beautiful! I laughed out loud when you said your camera person is 4 feet tall with little patience! Hilarious!

Artemis said...

Beautiful!