We shawl overcome…

These past two mornings as I make my way to the bus stop I encountered a sign of the turning season – the cooler temperature and darker skies. All summer the morning commute has been in full daylight and upper seventies with varying humidity. This is now coming to an end. A transition has begun from the hot and heavy summer days to the unknown and uncertain weather of the fall, or autumn. As a part of the Midwest, Chicago does have four seasons. The problem is that in these transitional weeks those four seasons can all happen in one day…  While this can be disconcerting and frustrating for those who commute, it can also be an inspiration for those who create. Transitional seasons are perfect for layers. Layers are perfect for hookers.

Last night as we went to bed my husband noted that he had been chilly and pulled out his shawl. I made us matching shawls to wear around the house for those moments when short sleeves aren’t enough, but a sweatshirt is too much. I thought back to last year’s craft fair and Etsy offerings and realized that while I did make some nice shawls and wraps to sell, none had been of this variety. I found the pattern for our shawls at the following website:

http://thecrochetcrowd.com/crochet-warm-c2c-shawl-tutorial/

The shawl works up quickly and when using the Caron Cakes yarn it becomes a very warm shawl. I will be hooking a few of these to put up on Etsy, and possibly some as gifts. So, when you notice the weather is a bit cooler, don’t panic and fret about the forthcoming winter. Pull out your hook and whip up a C2C Warm Shawl, and you too shawl overcome the cold.

Keep on hooking!

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