Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Just a Quickie!

I'm SO very late in posting something and I do apologize.  I know I promised you Holiday Knitting and Crocheting Part 4.....sweaters, but I have had a sudden onslaught of custom blanket orders. We are also getting ready for a Big Fat Greek Wedding and a custom made veil for the bride.  It turned out lovely and I'll post some photos next week!  
I have also been rushing to get this pattern written.  I designed this especially for me as I did not have anything in black.  I know, hard to imagine, nothing in black!!!!!
Anyhoo, here it is.  Midnight Granny Shawl with a pom pom fringe.

I must say that I DO love it.  Now, I am rather "fluffy", so it is quite large, but my petite daughter loves and wears it well, too.  The pattern includes a link on how to crochet the pom pom simple, yet very effective don't you think?

I love the size and could see this in so many different colorways.  Red shawl with black pom poms for our beloved college football team the Nebraska Cornhuskers!  I should have made one for the bride in her wedding colors of yellow and orange.  Not bright, but something in a more subdued hue. 

I love wearing it this way, off to the side.  Maybe it's a bit warm, but you don't want to carry it on your arm while shopping or walking.  I've seen Meryl Streep where her shawls this way in Out of Africa.

It almost looks like a coat here.  Arg!  I just noticed the big wet spot on the patio!  Good thing she wasn't standing right over it like she had a little accident!

Of course, wearing it in the traditional way is fine too!

Open weave, solid black, contrasting pom pom fringe....I love it!

Back next week with sweaters.  


Find this and all my patterns at the top of this page in the heading bar or in my

Yarn tip:
Here's some US/UK abbreviations that are included in the pattern, courtesy of Craftsy


  1. Gorgeous - the black & white is very dramatic!

  2. Beautiful! I have now a shawl in white, that I found in a thrift store. :-)

  3. very beautiful! Can't wait to see the wedding photos!

  4. Very nice, I love how you showed how versatile it can be!

  5. Your shawl is stunning, and I love the pom pom edging. Very chic!

  6. Very chic. I never thought of how many ways you could wear a shawl. Thanks for linking up on Merry Monday!


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