I’m still in the countryside of Northern France, for another couple of days. The sun finally came out after a whole week of rain, so I was able to go out and take long-delayed pictures of some recent, and not-so-recent projects. Here’s the first of them.
This shawl was made for my Mum’s birthday, which we celebrated last April. I started this in November 2009 – this is, in effect, the second crochet project I started, and it was my mindless project of the winter when watching DVDs. Here’s a picture of it in progress, back in February – the colour is truest to life in this picture:
The design is very simple, great for a beginner to become more confident with his/her hook. You can find it on the Lion Brand website, for free.
I remember finishing it on the train to my parents’ in April, as I wanted it to be as large as possible and thus pushed the finishing line to as late as possible; but as I’d forgotten to take my camera, I wasn’t able to take pictures of it when I gave it away – and consequently didn’t blog about it until now.
This was a time- and yarn-consuming project, with almost 9 balls (1200 m) of yarn that make a very dense fabric. I wanted a super warm shawl for my mother to use when she’s working at her desk – she lives in Northern France and their house can get quite cold. I chose a dark shade so she wouldn’t be afraid to soil it easily, but decided against black as I didn’t want this thick heavy shawl to appear mournful 😉
Lastly, for the fans of P’tite Mignonne out there, here are a few pictures of her holiday in the Alps. The place where we stayed was very kitty-friendly and had a huge garden/field, so she had a grand time – and was quite the star among our co-vacationers!
P’tite Mignonne doesn’t mind travelling at all as long as she can see/feel me, and it’s wonderful to have her share in the holiday fun. To be honest, I was sicker than her in the coach driving the last few miles – she was purring away in my lap while I was struggling to make it to destination without puking like a kid. 😀 She’s been to so many places both in France and abroad – London, Amsterdam, and various counties in France – that she must be one of the best-travelled cat in Europe.