...to make a cute little shawlette/scarf. Sprout Chains Shawlette, by Kristin Omdahl, from her book "Crochet So Fine" -- has recently been available as a free download from Interweave in a grouping called "5 Free Crochet Shawl Patterns".
Here's a closer look at the little flower border --
It was a quick and fun little project. I thought all the chain stitches would get boring, but surprisingly it didn't. So, one partial cone removed from the yarn stash, a million more to go. OK, that might be a slight exageration, but sadly not by much.
Of course, there has been a little sewing too -- just had to jump on the maxi bandwagon. I doubt I would wear one enough to go to the store and buy one, but sew one? Sure!
Fabric is an ITY knit from Fabric Mart, pattern is Cruise Club Kim from my favorite independent pattern company Style Arc. I lengthened the pattern by about 12 inches, and widened it a bit at the bottom for more walking ease, but other than that it's straight out of the pattern envelope.