Shawls 'R Us!
I've been crocheting shawls since last February in anticipation of this year's gift giving season! Each shawl is crocheted with sock yarn, so even though they are wool, none of them is too heavy. Their weight is perfect for our SoCal weather. This coming Sunday, my Knit Krewe is meeting up for it's annual present extravaganza-a-go-go! We usually meet at Natalie's house, but this year we'll be partying at Mary Jo's place on her newly designed deck, weather permitting. I'm putting together little gift bags for each of my Knitster Pals.
I think this might be our fourth year of exchanging gifts. We all met at the WeHo Stitch 'n Bitch and have become fast friends. Sadly, one of our charter members, Carla, has moved to Houston. Of course, we're still in touch. In fact, Carla sent me a wonderful gift a couple of weeks ago. It was 3 skeins of this very, very soft yarn from Hobby Lobby. It's their brand of acrylic. I declare...it feels like cashmere to me! I looked online to see if I could order this yarn, but I couldn't find a good site for Hobby Lobby. Looks like you have to actually go to a store to get this wonderful yarn. Carla also sent me a collection of Susan Bates crochet hooks (my fave) with bamboo handles. I love using them!
Test Granny with Carla's Yarn and Bamboo Handled Crochet Hook
I'll be sad to see all the shawls leave my dresser drawer, even though I know they're all moving on to active and colorful lives with my girlfriends!