Sunday, May 6, 2007

Lion Suede and more Lion Suede

Lion Suede shawl
Originally uploaded by saintlex.
I'm making this shawl from the pattern on the Lion Suede yarn label. It's very nice, but won't quite lie flat. Will have to look into blocking it when I'm done--I haven't had to block anything yet, so I know very little about the process, especially when it doesn't involve an iron (the label says not to iron the yarn). We'll see if I can actually get myself to wear a shawl. ;) I've always thought they were for old ladies, but I guess that's not so if one is into crochet? Anyway, it's pretty! And soft. Yum.

I also purchased some Lion Suede a while back that I'm going to use to make a pillow. It matches the rug in my living room perfectly. (I live in a studio, so it's really the only room...heheh...)

Check this out!

lion suede for pillow

Not bad, eh?


Deneen said...

I like the colors you bought!

I made that shawl and had the same problem with the curling. I would suggest going up a hook size, but I don't know. Maybe another pattern.

Acrylic doesn't really block well, although some have done it, but I don't think the LB Suede would block-just my opinion.

Alexis said...

Hmm. Well, I guess I can deal with the curling if blocking isn't the answer. It's still a pretty shawl. :)

But if I make another one, I'll try going up a hook size and seeing what happens!

April said...

You might be surprised how much you want to wear a shawl once you're done with it. I didn't think I'd ever wear one, but I tell ya, it's the perfect fit when you're a bit chilly sitting on the couch watching television or crocheting. Nice and snuggly but not as bulky as a blanket. It looks lovely. I love the color, and the colors for the pillow!

It's Me, Maven... said...


It's Me, Maven... said...

PS: I think I know a cheater way to get it to straighten out... rip it out from the bottom point, and then re-crochet that section. Your gauge just looks a bit off, or perhaps you added an extra stitch or two there...