I finally finished the Small Talk Shawl I was making for myself. Sorry to say I didn't have enough of the yarn to complete the edging that the designer did so I had to improvise an edging. The pattern can be found on Ravelry - the shawl is called "Small Talk Shawl". I used Stella yarn by Tamm - it is sort of a sports weight yarn with this little thread of sparkles running through it. You can't see the sparkle at all in the picture and the color didn't show up well either! I hope to update the picture soon. It is peach colored sort of a bright peach with a little silvery sparkle running through it!
Update - New Pics!!! June 9, 2011 - Slightly better pics - showing a bit more of the color - not perfect but that is as good as it will get - sorry.
Now onto the 2nd part of the new project that I will be sharing step by step what I am doing. So, I am making a basket stitch blanket with some modifications. The pattern can be found at Basket Stitch Blanket. The pattern is for a baby blanket. Since I want to make this more of a lapghan I chained 140 chains instead of what the pattern states for the baby blanket size. This will give me, with an edging approximately 48” wide lapghan. I am using a size “H” crochet hook. Below is a picture of the first few rows so you can see what it looks like as we go along. I probably won't be posting any more steps for a bit, since I will be working on this lapghan off and on over the next few months. I'm not truly sure how long I will make it. I will use my husband (who is 6 foot tall) to measure how long I want the lapghan. A lapghan is usually to cover you from about your waist to your feet. I want it just a little bit longer so the person can sort of wrap themselves in it but it will only be wide enough to cover one person. If you have any questions, feel free to write me or post a comment. I'll happily help any way I can.