Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Flight of Fancy

Back in June, I joined a CAL (crochet along) sponsored by Scheepjes.  We had the option of purchasing one of the kits that the designer put together or to use our own yarn.

I decided to go with the hummingbird kit.  And then later added the heron kit.

Each week, another clue was released.  Over the next 11 weeks, I crocheted 130 motifs (65 for each shawl).

Blocked them.  Bamboo skewers are great for this!

And then joined them together.  I added beads at the joins for a bit of extra sparkle.

So far only the heron has taken flight.  The hummingbird is in the process of being joined together.  Hopefully it won't be too much longer before it gets the chance to spread it's wings =)

Through this whole process, I learned some new techniques and got to work with some fabulous yarn.  I'm really excited to see what the next CAL is.

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