Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Iron Craft #6: Treat Yo Self

This week's challenge:

"Were you a fan of the recently ended tv show Parks and Rec? Two of the characters on the show, Tom and Donna, would have Treat Yo Self days where they would shop, get manicures, have cocktails, etc. Well, we are going to use that as our theme for this challenge. Make something special for yourself. It can be something blingy like jewelry, something to pamper yourself like bath products, or even sew up that skirt in that high end silk you’ve been eyeing. You have an excuse because Iron Craft is ordering you to Treat Yo Self!" (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

Uh oh...

I guess that means I get to subject you to photos of myself. ACK!


I made Gwen the dolly for myself last Iron Craft Challenge, so she made something for me for this one...

Er... well... not really. But she looked super cute trying.

This pile of crocheted yarn turned into this:

I call it my Sunset Shawl because it has pretty sunset colours in it.

I'm wearing orange, so it might be difficult to see. I started with this Tropical Breeze shawl pattern. But then I ran out of orange yarn. It's one thing to make something for yourself, but it is quite another to go buy more supplies to make said thing. So I switched directions and decided to increase the size by making a border around the orange triangle I already had done. Then I ran out of the orange/yellow colour. I asked Lane's expert opinion and she said it needed a little extra. So I added the pink to make it look like the sky at sunset.

I can't wait for it to be a little more Spring-ish here so that I can wrap myself in it while I take the kids to school in the morning. Or when I pick them up at lunch, or when I drop them back off after lunch, or when I pick them up after school. Yeah... I am at that school 4 times a day. Hopefully the weather will cooperate one of those times to allow me to wear my shawl. :)

 So there ya go! What do you think? Too colourful? I know that orange and pink aren't usually paired together... but did you see my patchwork pants in the photo? I never match!

To see all the indulgent project from the Iron Crafters this week, please check out the Flickr Group.


kat said...

I love the colors & totally get the sunset thing!

Smaller Places said...

Great color scheme! It really did need the pink.