Wanting to participate in the April's Monthly CAL (which includes shawls) on the Our Happy CAL Place group on Ravelry, I decided to dig out some skeins of Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball yarn I bought at a deep clearance price last December, and start a shawl using the pattern, Ruthie's Sunshine. Here's just a peek at what I've got done so far:
I think I'm going to call mine Oceanside.
I kind of love the pattern, but I keep making mistakes! And then I don't find them until several rows later! I'm about half-way finished, but if I hadn't had to rip back so many times I'd have this thing finished by now, I'm sure.
It's a very simple pattern, and because it's so easy, it's tempting to believe you can mindlessly crochet this, but I don't recommend it. I find I really need to hold the thing out after every row or so and count the double crochets (and/or the V stitches). Counting either of those makes my mistakes stick out. Not counting will get me every time.
Next week, I imagine it will be back to my Spicier Life Blankets since I really do want to get them finished. And maybe I'll have this Oceanside shawl finished soon!
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