In case you missed Part 1, you can find it here – My Summer Trend Pt. 1. It’s basically the same sort of projects, just a different shape.
I finally worked up my nerve and purchased several cakes of gradient fingering yarn. As a self-taught crocheter, I was reluctant to take on what I saw as fancy projects using pricey yarns but I just couldn’t resist the color combinations and the airy drape of the fabrics.
Thankfully, I have my two best
guinea pigs models and junior designers in house. It’s only because of them that I was brave enough to take the plunge. I think we were all more than a little pleased that I finally did.
These make excellent cover ups for the beach or pool, btw. And I think they’re trendy enough to wear out for a night on the town, not that the chicklets do much of anything (yet) at night or on the town but you get my meaning. You can find more about these two here – Flight of Fancy Shawl and here – Seraphina’s Shawl. Obviously, these are kid-sized but another cake of yarn would make for a fantastic over-sized adult shawl or wrap.
My brunette beauty is not a big fan of all things cutesy and rainbow, so I used up the leftovers from another couple of projects to make her a Summer Butterfly Wrap. This turned out both dark and fancy and while she wasn’t comfortable in front of the camera she loves it. I promise. She wears it almost everywhere.
guinea pigs the chicklets aren’t the only ones who enjoy looking awesome at the beach, I made the Edlothia Shawl for myself. This was the first multi-section shawl pattern I tried, and I was hooked. Thanks to the magic of Pinterest algorithms, I discovered the Lost in Time Shawl pattern which makes a spectacular baby blanket, btw.
My crowning achievement of the Summer of 2017 has to be the two Enchanted Sun Dresses and the matching shawls. As you can see, the chicklets have very different tastes and each of them was the final decision maker every step of the way.
You can find more info on Sarina’s Mermaids and Starfish here and Regina’s Candied Glam dress and shawl here.
It’s been a super creative and productive summer season for me. With the Winter Holidays approaching and cooler temps on the horizon (fingers crossed), I’ve moved on to creating warmer garments; but when I’m not actually working, I’m stockpiling colorful cotton 4-ply!
What are you most looking forward to crafting as the seasons change? Leave me a comment and, as always, thanks for stopping by!