It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a Classy Crafting post – and I was particularly productive last semester when it came to crafts! I finished two shawls and started a third, and worked on a couple of other random projects that have ended up stuffed in my “in progress” pile in the basement… Here’s the crafts that I finished this semester, though, that I worked on during my spring classes!
I made this shawl as a birthday present for Ross’ mom, and draped it over Rarity (who was also part of the gift)! She absolutely loved it. I had a great time making the shawl – it was my first knitting project in a very long time, and my first project with sock yarn. The way the yarn striped as I worked on the pattern was awesome to see, too!
Pattern: Pretty Basic (Ravelry)
Cozy Rose Shawl
The idea for this shawl was born from a Knit Picks sampler pack of yarn I bought – I fell in love with the colors, and had been wanting to make this wrap for a while, and after some creative splitting up of the shawl so it could work with four colors instead of two, I got to crocheting. It ended up coming out beautifully, and the yarn is incredibly soft. I wore this with a matching dress to Ross’ mom’s wedding a few weeks ago, and got lots of compliments on it!
Pattern: Ocean Splash Wrap (Ravelry)
Sunset (Shimmer) Shawl
This one I didn’t end up finishing during class, but I did finish it up during finals week. This was the result of another pattern lingering in my Ravelry queue matching up with a Knit Picks sampler – and I think this is my most favorite project yet. While I wasn’t sure about the colors at first, I kept chugging through, and as it came together I fell more and more in love with it. I originally called it the Sunset Shawl, but then jokingly ended up calling it the Sunset Shimmer Shawl, due to it having a similar color scheme to the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls character of the same name…
… yeah, I do suppose I have to work some pony into everything I do, don’t I? 😀
Pattern: Perfectly Elegant Shawl (Ravelry)
I’ve got some more projects I’m working on, including some crafty nerdiness for my new car (yes, I’m finally learning how to drive) that I’ll show off when I’m done! 😀