Butterflies and Daisies Pocket Shawl

I’ve officially jumped on the pocket shawl bandwagon, BUT I’ve done it in my own way. This pocket shawl is lightweight and lacy. The butterflies flying up from each pocket are reminiscent of an entire flock of them flying from flower to flower, and the lovely intarsia/colorwork daisies add a fun floral dimension to theContinue reading “Butterflies and Daisies Pocket Shawl”

Tunisian CAL – Weeks 7 and 8

Took a short hiatus from the Tunisian updates, but we are back with a vengeance and ready to show off the next two new stitches in the CAL: the rib stitch and the top stitch!  It is always remarkable to me how different each stitch looks with just a simple change in hook placement. TheseContinue reading “Tunisian CAL – Weeks 7 and 8”

Tunisian CAL – Weeks 5 and 6

I MADE A SQUARE!! Now that the not-so-humble brag is out of the way, let’s talk about the real star of the show this week, the honeycomb stitch. Oh my, is it beautiful. As Kaila was working on this stitch, I received no less than 15 (yes, I counted) text message extolling the honeycomb. FromContinue reading “Tunisian CAL – Weeks 5 and 6”

Tunisian CAL – Weeks 3 and 4

This week we learned the knit stitch and the purl stitch. Additionally, Kaila learned that she has no interest in repeating either stitch! 😊 As you may have gathered, this was not Kaila’s favorite week. In fact, when we were discussing it, she admitted that she had been dreading these stitches. Having never knitted before,Continue reading “Tunisian CAL – Weeks 3 and 4”

Tunisian CAL – Weeks 1 and 2

Kaila and I have been collectively crocheting for about half a decade, and while both of us had tried the Tunisian simple stitch before, neither of us have spent a great deal of time working in this style. Then about 9 months ago, I picked up a booklet by Kim Guzman containing 61 Tunisian stitchContinue reading “Tunisian CAL – Weeks 1 and 2”