My Latest Oveja Shawl in Gray
Love the gray, but hate the yarn. I had several skeins of Bernat Berella "4", a really stiff and rough worsted-weight yarn, in my stash that I needed to use up. I hope it softens up once I wash it. I did my own thing on the edging on this one. I didn't write it down and I'm not even sure what I did, but I like it for something different.
By the way, "oveja" means "sheep" in case you were wondering. I googled it.
A little closer look. The top picture is more the true color of it, but it's a little darker gray than either of these pictures shows.
I got my new yarn today and got at least two more colors specifically for this pattern, so you'll be seeing more of these. I really like this shawl, both to make and to actually wear. I've made a LOT of shawls, but this is the only one I've ever worn.
If you see this magazine and are tempted to buy it, DON'T. I'm really pissed off that I did. It's full of unrealistic, non-mainstream patterns you'd never make and certainly never wear. That pineapple garment on the cover looks like it's a pretty shawl, but it's a sweater...and a stupid-looking sweater at that. Yuck. I'll never buy another Vogueknitting magazine. Ridiculous! (I can appreciate the artistic quality of the crochet, but that's not what I want in a crochet magazine. I want patterns I might actually make and use.)
As you were.