FO Friday – Shawls and a lapghan

Oh my God! I can’t believe I finally finished one project, not to mention three. It has been so long since I’ve finished anything. I have been working here and there on various projects but never enough to actually finish them.

My daughter thought football season would be over before she got this lapghan in her favorite team colors. Go Hawks! It is, of course, the Picture Perfect afghan by Darleen Hopkins. I really think this pattern lends itself well to sports team colors.

I did make a few adjustments. Instead of one round of each of the contrasting colors I did two. It really makes those colors stand out more, especially when it’s a larger afghan. I also increased the main color to 20 rounds between the contrasting color rounds. She is very happy that she can have it for the next game now.

seahawks color picture perfect afghan

ashley seahawks lapghan

This is the first pattern test I have done in quite some time. It’s a shawl by Anastacia Zittel called Running Railroads Wrap. The design reminds one of railroad tracks, hence the name. I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn in a purple of some sort. I know, the picture doesn’t do it justice. It’s a very shallow shawl so if you use a lighter weight yarn and a large hook you could have a nice neck scarf.

railroad tracks 4

This next shawl was one I made to use this winter when it starts getting chilly in the house and I’m trying to crochet. While watching movies I curl up in a nice big afghan but it’s a little difficult crocheting wrapped in one of those. My dog loves lying on the shawl that I have so I thought I’d let him keep that one and I’d make myself a new one. This is the Elise Shawl that I found on Ravelry. It’s an extremely popular shawl made with all sorts of different yarns. This one I used Serenity Garden sport weight.

elise shawl

So that’s it for this week. Who knows, it may be another two months before I finish anything else. Although I guess I don’t have two months left to get the play food done for my niece. Best get a move on, huh?