flying through clouds of uncertainty on wings of existential dread
I actually have two sets of cartoons ready, but I am v. proud of my new skill so today you have to see that.
Things I did not do before starting this:
Check that the yarn size matched the pattern (no) or the needles (yes)
Do a gauge swatch
Think about whether half cotton/half poly yarn would be a massive pain in the ass (yes)
Learn any of the fancy stitches
Consider whether I would wear a cream/lavender/blue shawl (nope, but yay for the cotton strand being the cream one and thus dyeable)
Magical Sparkle Muffin, who knows me to be a rules lawyer about nearly everything in life, has been SHOCKED to discover what a feckless flibbertigibbet I am when it comes to craft stuff. I’m a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a slightly short scarf to which I am adding tassels for lengthening purposes.
The pattern is the Garden View Shawlette by Tracey Withanee on Ravelry; anything that looks weird about it is probably me.