My second version of the Crocus Bud shawl is finally ready (the pattern can be found here). I made it quite long so that there would be enough of it to wrap around my shoulders, and in the end it took about 1200m of yarn, that’s one and half skeins of Natural Dye Company’s 100% silk lace weight yarn.
Although it has taken me quite a while to crochet it, it’s funny that I almost don’t remember doing it. That’s because the pattern is so simple I always crochet’ed it while watching tv, and I’ve obviously been so absorbed by whatever I was watching that I hardly noticed I was crocheting too. I am all for mindful crafting, and really focusing on what you are doing, for example when I am spinning, but I must admit this project definitely wasn’t an example of such mindful and meditative concentration.
The yarn being 100% silk the character of the shawl is very different from the woolly version which was soft and airy, and slightly fluffy. This time, with such a crisp yarn you obviously get excellent stitch definition, and the silky yarn is very drapey too.