Saturday, January 17, 2009

Crochet at a Fast Pace

I'm becoming a real crochet groupie now. I've been involved in a couple of swaps, met up with some local groups, follow crochet blogs from around the world and now something very new.
Have you seen the word KAL or CAL? Well they are short for knit along or crochet along.
It's where more than one person is making the same item at the same time and you share your progress, ask questions and finally the finished items are shared.
So I entered my first CAL, it was to make the Seraphina Shawl. I've never made a shawl before and I'm also looking for winter warmers for the market this year.
I made this shawl in 2 nights of serious crochet time. Once I had the pattern established in my head, it made the making of it so much quicker.

This is the yarn I chose because I had lot's of it. It goes from thick to thin to lacey.

I thought I would add some plain yarn as well, to make crocheting with the crazy yarn a little easier.

This is a progress shot.

And here it is finished, not sure if I will add the tassel's as yet.

It's a lovely warm shawl too.
Now this is a pineapple scarf I have had my eye on for a while to make.

It's simply, pineapple on pineapple to the length you want it.

I over crocheted the first and last pineapple to give it some more flair'. I'm not really sure if I like it though. I created something similar last year, with the pineapple's on the ends and (US) dc in between the pineapples.


Grandma said...

That is beautiful!!!
I like the pineapple one also.

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Oh thank's Grandma, you are very sweet to say so.

Tannia said...

That's a great shawl :) I love it and just two nights' work - awesome :)

Blessings and thanks for the link!


cats-rockin-crochet said...

Hi Tannia, you are welcome for the link, when making it, just perservere for the first rows, some have had difficulty with it.

laughing purple goldfish said...

I was lucky enough to see this shawl in person today... looks wonderful... but cat, one problem.... YOU ARE WAY TOO FAST!!!!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

It's nice to see you in Blog land Purple. I hope fast is good, but that is what I love about crochet!

Mimi ! said...

What a beautiful pineapple scarf! I love it! (My grandmother used to crochet pineapples extensively... she was soooo good with that fine thread!) Now that we have cold weather down here in South Texas, I need a good scarf! Thank you for your lovely contributions to the crochet world!
thanks for sharing!