Got to the halfway point (more or less) of the Harper Shawl today. I decided to stop and weave in all the ends thus far, as there are a LOT of them. If I waited until it was done, it might never happen!
Went to see the 53rd Annual Woodlawn Needlework Exhibition and Sale today. The "sale" part is new, and it was nice to see people pricing their work appropriately (i.e., thousands of dollars for hundreds of hours of work).
Can't take photos, of course, but it's worth the trip, a lot of the pieces are stunning!!
Woodlawn means it was also the annual trip to In Stitches. I ended up getting four pieces, the first of which is a little Scottish sheep coaster kit:
I borrowed mom's thread minder while I was getting started:
Got most of the border done before bedtime. More tomorrow!
I managed to get the center of the best to stay flat for a few more rounds:
I then carefully marked where the sleeves should go, made the openings with chain less foundation double-crochet (As fun as it sounds. Really.), and did a few more rows.
It wasn't even CLOSE to flat... so, basically everything I crocheted yesterday had to be frogged.
Let me tell you this: Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable HATES to be frogged. It's basically single-spun acrylic MOHAIR. It took less time to frog than to crochet on the first place - but only just barely.
Anyway, today, I managed to get a good, flat middle circle all the way out to the arm holes.
Tomorrow, after the sleeves, it can begin to ruffle a bit. But for now, it is flat.