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Tea and Sympathy Shawl
Created By: Diana Arencibia

This was my first major project. I settled on this pattern (a LB pattern with same name) since I loved the lacy look to it and it seemed simple enough for me to do. I used Homespun Yarn in Quartz and left off the crocheted border as I don't know how to crochet yet.

I made this for my mom and it took me absolutely FOREVER! I kept putting the project away, getting very frustrated that it wasn't going as quickly as I wanted. I kept making mistakes on the same row and kept having to undo my work about 3 times until the last time I gave up and left it in! So...there's a mistake row, thankfully it doesn't look bad or noticeable. I also wasn't sure when to stop...I didn't know how to measure out the shawl while it was on the needles so I ended up making it too long. I actually took the shawl back so I can block it and maybe it will look nicer.

I found the Homespun yarn difficult to work with as the needles kept separating the fibers and maybe this wasn't the best yarn to use as my first major project.

Still, my mom loves the shawl (ahh, Moms!) and so do I. The pattern is so pretty and so easy! And really, Homespun isn't that bad! It's so warm and soft! Now that I have more experience under my belt (and lots more patience!), I am going to make myself one with this Homespun Yarn I bought that I don't think LB makes anymore - it's called Parfait. Maybe someday soon I can add that one to my projects. :)

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