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November wrap up

Happy Saturday everyone!

I hope you all had a great week, it has been busy as ever here! I have actually been taking a small break from blogging with my best friend still being here, as I wanted to make the most of my time with her. This means that I will have to catch up on all your amazing blogs in the next few weeks, which I’m really looking forward to!

So, what did I manage to get done in November? For starters, I managed to put together a little parcel for my stitching santa, organised by Sheila of Sewchet. I really hope that my swap partner loves it as much as I do! I posted a picture on Instagram a couple of weeks ago but here it is again if you have missed it 😊

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I have also received my own swap parcel, and it’s been patiently sitting under my Christmas tree! I just can’t wait for Christmas now!

This month, I have also barely escaped from trolls, made friend’s with Azog the defiler and visited the Shire on an amazing trip to New Zealand!

I did decide to join the NaNo WriMo as well for the first time, and I have to say that it was all great before New Zealand, but I did find it hard to write once there. So in the end, I was quite far from my goal, with almost 15,000 words written this year. I’m still pretty proud to have done it, and I think I will continue to use the site to track my writing, as the hardest thing is to just keep at it. I do also have plenty of plot ideas, so I will definitely keep on writing on this project.

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This month, craft-wise, I have mostly done crochet, and I have finished two shawls, the Liula from Potter & Bloom and the Swaye from Addydae Designs. I have also made a lovey for a new baby girl in the family and I have designed Sandy the sea dragon for the amigurumipatterns.net design contest (voting opens tomorrow, 3rd of December, I will share some more in another post).

I am also super pleased to have joined the Hand Quilt along this month, and I have made some progress on my EPP! I have decided that this will be a baby quilt size, and that I might actually also hand quilt it.

And last but not least, this month saw another very successful Fantastic Bake-Along, themed around the apple! Yum! I decided to make an upside down pie, called a Tarte Tatin in France.

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I hope you all had an amazing month and that you are ready for Christmas!! πŸŽ„πŸŽscreen-shot-2017-01-09-at-9-29-20-pm

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FO Friday – Swaye Shawl

Happy Friday lovely readers!

First week back to work and it has been crazy, I feel like my brain is about to explode! But on the bright side, I did finish my Swaye shawl! Yay! It’s beautiful, it’s soft and I love it!!! The colours are super snazzy and I have a feeling that I won’t be putting it down for a while!

I hope you all had a great week, and that you enjoyed plenty of craft time. We don’t have Thanksgiving here, but I hope for all my american friends that you had a great Thanksgiving yesterday and that you all have a great weekend as well!

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Swaye shawl

Happy Friday!

I have been on holidays this week and it has been really nice. Plane time, as you may know, is my favourite for extra-relaxing crochet time! Yay!

Here is the Swaye shawl, from Addydae Designs. I’ve already talked about Deanne before, she is the amazing designer behind the Blurre shawl that I’ve already shown you earlier this year. I participated in her crochet along and she was so lovely and gifted a pattern to everyone who participated. I chose the Swaye shawl, and I’m in love with it, possibly even more than with my Blurre!

The yarn I’m using as well is beautiful, it’s from Fibre Revolution, who is a Brisbane based indie dyer. This was the yarn from August’s yarn club and the colour names are Gold Coast (the bright blue one) and Sandy Bay (the pale blue neutral one) , after two gorgeous beaches in Australia. The other contrasting colour I used is a bright pink colour 4 ply from Spotlight.

I’m loving everything about this, and all the yarns are just so soft, it’s going to be great to wear this shawl!

Have a great weekend!

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September roundup

Happy Monday readers!

I am so glad that September is over, and with it the craziness of travelling all over the place for work. I just came back from yet another work trip, this time tutoring on a beautiful tropical island! I know, I’m not complaining but it’s good to be back home, even if it’s currently empty due to my imminent move.

Here are some pictures of my latest trip, it was really a lot of fun 😊

I have only finished one thing in September, my virus shawl. I have almost finished my knitted jumper too, but that will be a story for Friday!

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At the moment, I have a couple of WIPs, including the jumper, a pair of socks, my everlasting LOTR blanket, my almost abandoned mandala madness and the Swaye shawl I’ve just started. And then, there are the countless cross stitch projects waiting to be done. But do not despair, I will get all those projects done! Eventually πŸ˜‰

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Virus Shawl

Happy Monday lovely readers!

I have finally finished my virus shawl using the beautiful Holst Garn Coast in Harbour, Marlin and Nimbus. I totally love those colours and they do really go so well together 😊

The yarn is also super nice to work with I really love the feel of it and it was great to work on in the plane as the pattern is super repetitive. The shawl ended up being quite big and I used all three skeins.

The pattern of course is the beautiful virus shawl. This had been on my list for ages, and I’m so glad I’ve finally finished it!

I hope you guys are having a great week 😘

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Blurre Shawl

Happy Friday!

I have finished it!!! I’m so so excited about this shawl, and it’s been finished just in time to enter into Deanne CAL (finishing today, mind you!) 😊

Anyway I’ve already rambled a lot about how much I love this shawl, so without further ado here are some pictures.

I love the colours I’ve chosen so much! My favourite part in probably in the middle, the variegated yarn kind of looks like a leopard print 😊

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I’m probably going to wear this shawl a lot, I’m planning on making a second one as well once I have a bit more sock yarn minis! Have a great weekend!

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New project bag

Happy Monday lovely readers!

This weekend I had some prime craft time while watching the Harry Potter movies 😊 I have been having yarn everywhere though lately and so I decided to make myself a new project bag to keep all my yarn in. I made it using calico and it’s actually pretty huge! I even put in a zipper and I was very please with how it turned out (excuse the wrinkledness, I still haven’t found my iron!)

You have probably noticed as well the red patch on the bag? Because the fabric is calico, I thought it would be cool to have a long term project to decorate the bag with cross stitch, and so I’ve made a start on this cute little star fish! I just love how tiny the stitches are and I’m sure it will look great once I’ve done more around it too.

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And lastly, I just wanted to show you what’s currently in the bag! My Blurre shawl from Addydae Designs 😍 I love everything about this shawl and I can’t wait to finish it, hopefully before the 30th of June so that I can enter it in the CAL!

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What have you guys been working on lately? Do you have project bags to keep your crafting area tidy(er)?

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I shawl make all the pretty things!

Happy Monday lovely people ❀️

I hope you all had a fab weekend, we came back from our trip down to Melbourne and today was back to work. I have been trying to catch up with all of your wonderful blogs but I have to say that today was really busy so hopefully I will get more time during the week to do this 😊

I don’t know if it’s because the weather has been so much colder or because I’ve been trying to be a bit more active on Instagram, but I’m just feeling so inspired right now, I just want to make all the things!

I’ve been working quite a lot on my virus shawl over my mini holidays and I have made it to the second skein of Holst Garn Coast. Yay!

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This colour is called Marlin and I just love it! because the shawl is getting so much bigger, I think I’ll only be able to get two or three more pattern repeats with this colour, and then I still have my third blue to add.

I have also recently stumbled on the Blurre shawl from Addydae Designs. I LOVE it! It’s just so clever how the colours blend into each other to form this really cool effect. I had to make it! I’m using some Schoppel yarn I bought in Amsterdam last year and the leftovers from my socks for this. This is where I’m at so far and I think it looks like a sunset, so pretty! 😍

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If you want to make your own Blurre, Deanne (the designer) is hosting a CAL on her Ravelry that will run until the 30th of June, so you still have time to join if you want to πŸ™‚

That’s it for me for today, I wish you all a great week and I’ll be back on Wednesday with some sock WIP!

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WIP Wednesday – Springtime Versatile Shawl

Happy Wednesday!

Last week, Brenna over at Crochet539 posted a pattern for the Springtime Versatile shawl.Β I immediately really liked the look of it, and as I lost my scarf last year when I went to Tasmania, I was on the lookout for a new pattern to make. This is it! With the weather getting cooler here, this was the perfect time to make a start.

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The colours I have chosen are yellow and purple, I really like this combo and I think it will brighten the darker winter days. I’m already past the half way point, so hopefully I’ll be finished soon πŸ™‚ you can follow this project on my Ravelry page.

Thanks again Brenna for this beautiful pattern! I can’t wait to wear my new shawl πŸ™‚

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