Happy Wednesday everyone, and happy Valentine’s day!
I hope you spent a great day with loved ones and that you had an amazing time. I have been super busy, similarly to last week and also super tired (12h work days will do that to you!) but I still managed to get some knitting done. I think I mentioned recently that I started the Read between the lines shawl (RBTL for short) and I’m absolutely loving it! It’s my first time doing illusion knitting and I’ve been enjoying it so much. The pattern is worked in horizontal stripes but the illusion makes it look as if the stripes are vertical, neat right?
The pattern asks for Scheepjes whirls but I had two Illusion Cakes from Lincraft (one of Australia’s main craft stores) so I just used those. I’m loving the colours so far, I think the final shawl will be quite muted but in a good way and will hopefully go with a lot of my clothes. There is also a crochet version of this pattern available for the non-knitters and I’ve seen some amazing versions on Instagram!
I’d love to know if you are making one of those shawls, I really enjoy seeing all the beautiful colour combinations!
Again I wish you all had a great Valentine’s day ❤
Happy Friday everyone and happy Australia day to everyone living in the country of Oz!
I’ve had a pretty relaxing day, doing absolutely nothing! How great?
I’ve finished my shawl made of possum blend yarn, and wanted to share that with you today. I’m really in love with it, it’s just so soft against my neck but we have been having crazy high temperatures so I haven’t had much opportunity to wear it. I really like the lacy pattern I’ve used, it’s so simple yet so effective in my opinion. Here it is!
I also needed your advice, what do you think I should call this shawl? Please let me know in the comments!
Happy Wednesday everyone!
I have mentioned in my yearly goals that I would like to design more this year, and I’ve really been enjoying designing amigurumi so far. I have had an idea for a knitted shawl in my head since last week though, and so I’ve started on it using some super soft possum/merino/silk yarn I bought while in New-Zealand. The yarn is Zealana Kauri and it’s just amazing. I’ve been using my new interchangeable needles from Knitpro too, and I have to say that they are great, the transition from cable to needle is just so smooth. Anyway, the shawl is in three colours and I am doing a simple lace pattern with the green/mustardy colour.
I really love the overall effect, I’m hoping to have this finished by next week and I’m hoping that the blocking really makes the lace stand out 🙂 I think it’s pretty good for my first ‘freestyle’ knitting project.
Have you ever designed a project on a whim? I’d love to know!
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!
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!
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 😘
I hope you guys are all ready for the new week, I certainly am! I have finished my Age of Brass and Steam (or Sapphire) shawl, using the beautiful yarn I got gifted by Tracy 😍
I just absolutely love the colours, it didn’t pool at all and just turned out so pretty! I really like wearing it as a scarf, it sits nice and cosy around my neck and the yarn is really so soft 😊
It’s good that I have finished this, as I’m planning to knit a jumper next! That should keep me plenty busy over the move, when I don’t have access to all my normal material.
Have a great week ❤️
I’ve been mentioning that I started a new shawl last weekend, and I’ve been loving it! Did I mention that it is my first knitted shawl ever? I’m using a free pattern from Orange Flower Yarn called the Age of Brass and Steam. I really like how simple, yet effective, the pattern is!
And I am using the beautiful yarn that Tracy gifted me, in the Sapphire colour way, hence the name I’ve given to my shawl! I was pretty pleased to find this ‘1 ball of dk’ shawl pattern. I was a bit scared at first about not having enough yarn but now that I’ve started it, I think it will be just perfect!
I hope you’ve been having a productive week too!
Can you believe how fast this month has gone by? This was a super busy month for me, I’ve actually been knitting like a madwoman! Can you believe I’ve finished 2 and half pairs of socks? Yes! I have finished my beautiful Aquagirl socks (actually not mine, they are Tracy’s!) From left to right, the patterns I used are Sock it to me! by Patons, Mercury socks by Kim Drotar and Glynis by Cookie A.
I’ve also been crocheting fingerless gloves (Charmed gauntlets by Nerdish Delights) and a shawl (Blurre by Addydae Designs) to keep me warm.
And of course I’ve been doing some cross stitching as well, albeit not as much as I would have wanted (it’s actually quite hard to stitch with cold fingers). I’ve only just finished the May SAL from Helene et Mahelia, in June, shame on me!
One of my main goals for July will be to catch up on my SAL and to decorate my project bag, and because I like multitasking, I’m actually going to stitch the SAL on my bag! Talk about genius! I also have plans to finish a beautiful crochet top from Oceans Originals, I have been delayed slightly as I ran out of yarn (I’m sorry Kelley I’m getting on to that asap!) And of course, I can see more socks in my future, now that I’ve started there is no stopping me!!
I wish you all a super productive month! I hope it’s productive for me too 😊
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 😊
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!