Saturday, August 11, 2012

A quick post of a shawl and my kids

I am sorry I have been away. This summer has honestly been miserable for me. To hot one day flooding the next. And even Fluffy and Noodle stayed inside 90% of the time. It was just a very yucky not fun summer.

I did take the kids to a couple of the Michael's craft classes for kids. Here are some of the pictures of them at the Morocco class (just FYI my babies are half Moroccan)

The booklet of details for that days projects

Every project has a pin representing that country. Here is Fluffy holding her Moroccan flag.

And Noodle coloring hers in.

And Fluffy getting love from the flamingo hahaha!

Now some of you may recall I have made a comment here and there about "The summer shawl from hell that is sucking the life out of me". I am serious this shawl is driving me nuts! The story behind it is simple. I bought a kitchen garbage bag full of cotton yarn and cotton thread at a yard sale for the ridiculously cheap amount of $3. In the bag were many cones and spools but one cone caught my eye it was huge and stained from sitting in a basement probablly since the 80's. I have been making shawls for the upcoming fall and winter and thought how about making one for summer next year, (What the hell was I thinking?) Anyway I figure if the stains don't was out I will just dye it. I had visions of Pride and Prejudice and all in my head. Well the other shawls (made in yarn) took me a day or so. This dag thing has been over a month! Hours of work everyday my looking at it with dread and thinking I will never get it done. Well guess what? It still is not done. But here are some pics!

Doesn't it look pretty?

I have held the hook so much I wore the paint off!
Over a month later and still plugging away at it.
What you can't see in the pics is that the hook has even worn down a spot on my thumb nail!
When it is done I will post more pics (if my sanity holds out or I don't set it on fire first)
Anyone else working on the project from hell?


  1. Wow. I love that shawl. And I get like that all the time. That's why I don't do big projects because I get sooooo bored with them.

  2. a simple black scarf for my mother in law was my project from hell, it took 4 months because I kept finding myself other projects to do instead... trying to avoid it... i ended up finishing it Christmas eve... talk about last minute! I learned something from the experience... I hate crocheting black!