Monday, 21 August 2017

Crochet Mishaps and the Goldberry Shawl

My, it has been a while since I wrote. I have recently upped and moved sticks AGAIN, this time back to good old England. Paris is no more my home (small sob). This means lots is changing, generally for the better, and yip yip, I will be getting a kind of studio complete with Orla Kiely wallpaper plastered in all its mustard glory on one wall.

But most recently I have been on a crochet mission. I discovered a beautiful wool shop in Bath called "Wool" and bought some super yummy Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal wool in a (yup) mustard, and decided to make a shawl. I have never worn a shawl before but a lot of some seriously cool people (in my eyes, for example, Dottie Angel), wear them, so I am going to too.

This is the result, I somehow ended up with an additional two points on it, so word of warning, don't make the mistake I did, when it means "in center point", it doesn't mean each center point, it means the one point that is in the center obviously. oops!

The pattern is on Ravelry, and is called Goldberry Shawl. Once you get past the first bit, it is quite easy. And even that is easy as long as you can count and keep track, I am a bit of a clutz so I did go a bit wayward at times.

Though it doesn't hang as well with three points, I was enamored enough to try a second, which I whizzed up in two days in Rowan Hemp Tweed, in Kelp and Duck Egg, for my mother for Christmas, shhhh!

It was a mighty success second time around, I did the points in the center point only, and thus got the desired triangle shape. Perfect for wearing whilst crab apple picking... (&with my favourite Cleo Dress).

Even the little pup got involved in the gathering...

 We shall be making some kind of beverage with the apples, not sure what yet. We currently have kilos and kilos of rosehips, elderberries, blackberries, damsons and god knows what, in the freezer and fridge waiting to be made into drinks and preserves. It really feels like Autumn is coming. Watch this space....

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