I recently carried out a New Year sort out of my Ravelry Groups. This involved leaving a few groups which were very inactive and joining a few more. In particular I joined two which involve CALs (Crochet Alongs), one of which was the Crochet Shoulder Wrapper group.
The January CAL was the lovely Anna's Shawl, a free pattern and really quite simple. The yarn I had in my stash which I felt lent itself to the project was the King Cole Riot I had been using for my Hitchiker. This means that at some point in the next few days I am going to frog my Hitchiker. I am fine with this because I am not enjoying working on it. I have decided to be much more willing to frog projects which aren't ever going to hold my attention, some of the yarns I have sitting around in plastic bags attached to projects which I have lost interest in are just too nice to waste. This is one of those times.
The light here has been awful for days so it is yet another rubbish picture but here is the project so far...
I know it doesn't look like much but I am convinced (!) that it will straighten up once I've blocked it. It's a very simple make, perfect for catching up on the Christmas Doctor Who and the Sherlock I missed on Sunday night. Having said that I started it and frogged it at least four times, I'm not really sure why except that my first effort had an even curlier straight edge because I was doing something funny with the turning chains. Now I am doing two turning chains at the end of each row instead of one and it seems a little better. This yarn does not like to be frogged and I had to discard quite a bit. I've saved those bits up and will put the effort into unpicking them if I need a few extra metres at the end.
I'll be popping around a few of the other blogs who have linked up with Tami's Ami's to see what they are up to later on today. I'm sure there will be lots of New Year inspiration to be found.