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Saturday, 13 August 2016

Summertime Shawl

Summertime Shawl

We finally finished our garden renovations
earlier in the Summer and have
managed to enjoy
a few pleasant evenings
sitting in the warmth
of the evening sunshine.

Watching the flowers and plants start to settle
into their new home,
and the bees and butterflies
popping in for a visit has been
quite heart warming.

The children have loved having a new
space to play in as well.

The garden has become quite
a sanctuary for us all
over the Summer holidays.

We bought a garden table and chairs
and it has been so nice to sit out there
with a cuppa
and enjoy being out in the fresh air.

There have been one or two nights
where I wasn't cold
but felt as though I wanted
something over my shoulders,
and so I thought it was the perfect
opportunity to try out 
the shawl pattern I recently spotted
over on

It's a lovely pattern and very clearly written.
Sandra has included some
helpful links on the pattern for any
unusual stitches and You Tube
is always an excellent point of reference

I did worry that I was being a little
over ambitious
with my choice of pattern,
as I still consider myself a beginner
with my crochet.

I have to say it was not too tricky at all
and I was quite chuffed with the finished result.

I used a slightly different yarn to the one
suggested in the pattern.

I chose Heritage Silk by Cascade Yarns.
It's a 4 ply yarn, 85% Merino and 15% silk blend
which gave a lovely weight to the finished piece
and the stitches have a clear definition.

I love the colour too.
It's Storm Blue shade 5675.

As you can see,
I have had a certain little chap help model
it for me.

He likes to wrap up in it too.

Until next time,
enjoy your day.


1 comment:

strawberrypatches said...

That shawl is so beautiful. I was just thinking about something for the autumn but my knitting skills are pretty awful, not to say slow! So a crochet one might fit the bill. I love the blanket too - such pretty colours.

Brendie x