I don't like purple.
And yet there I am, wearing a purple shawl which I made. With purple yarn.
I am not ashamed to admit that I am loving this shawl, even with it's rampant purpleness.
Late one night - one very cold night when all I could think of was crocheting warm and pretty things - I was seduced by Suzy Haufrau's online shop, and somehow I couldn't resist some nice yarn in aubergine. What. The. Heck. Aubergine is a colour best seen in an eggplant curry, as far as I'm concerned. I am not sure what came over me, but doctors suspect that my mouse clicking finger had identified a purple-deficiency in my system.
The yarn is Holst Garn (75% wool and 25% silk) and the pattern is a free Japanese one called "210-211-34 Triangle Shawl" by Pierrot Yarns. It was a very easy pattern but so effective once blocked. I think I'll be making this one again, for a gift perhaps. I've ravelled it over here.
Last night I started a crochet test for a scarf/shawl called "Dorothy's Tail". Yep - that Dorothy. You'll see what I mean when I share the photo with you.
I love this pattern very much. The yarn is hand dyed merino/cashmere nylon which friends gave me instead of flowers when I was in hospital. There is love in every metre of yarn. And there is an inside joke about this shade of yellow, but I'll share it with you once the scarf is finished.