Recently I was searching for a partially made crocheted cardigan. I had a cold and I wasn't able to sleep, and I wanted to sit up in bed and crochet something.
I found my cardigan in the sewing room, in a bag along with a lost crochet book, lost yarn, lost stitch markers and a lost shawl.
Yes, a lost shawl.
It's called the Eva shawl, which Thornberry and I challenged each other to make back in September. I remember finishing it on our around my birthday in late September and being a little, ah, perturbed by the 70s colours in the shawl. And then I obviously shoved it in a bag with the cardigan, yarn, stitch markers, and book, all of which became lost and forgotten. And all the shawl had needed was a good blocking.
Oddly, the colours don't upset me as much as they did last year, and I really like the shawl. The shape of it drapes nicely around my shoulders, making them very warm although the yarn, Kauni Wool 8/2 Effektgarn isn't the softest stuff ever made, and in fact I would go as far to say that this yarn is scratchy and distinctly un-snuggly. Bummer.
And the forgotten cardigan? Take a look.