Since spring has failed to arrive in the UK, and I hold out very little hope of having a summer I decided that I would crochet myself a warm shawl. This is the one I decided on, its a crocodile stitch shawl from Annies Attic
Its lovely, isn't it? The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn and a large hook to get the drape. So I, in my wisdom, have ignored that :)
I decided I would spin my own yarn for this one. I am using blueface Leicester and making my usual 3 ply yarn - so definitely not fingering weight! It is turning into a labour of love. So far I've had to spin up 8 batches of yarn !! and I'm not done yet.
Once I finish I'm going to have to weigh the shawl, it is already quite weighty. I think perhaps this will end up being a winter shawl rather than a spring/autumn one ....