Bicraftual Harmony

I seem to have forgotten to post the finished project photos of my ‘Sothia Shawl! I finished this at the end of February and then jumped right in to the crochet projects. Without further ado, here are the pictures of another stash buster.

Sothia’s portfolio:

I’ve also finished my 3rd project for National crochet month – ‘Ile d’Ecosse Shawl‘. After all the dithering about beads, I decided to not use them. I still have a lot of the ‘blueberry mix’ Ultra Alpaca and so will use them for a different project. I really like this one – the yarn colour is so subtle, difficult to photograph – the purple flecks show best in direct, natural light.

Ile d’Ecosse’ portfolio:

Project number five, another shawl is off the hook but not blocked. It’s very rustic, worked in ‘SockItToMe Steps’ and was a help in tightening up my treble / triple crochet stitches. I’ll likely work it again in a nicer yarn though still very happy to use up the last of this πŸ™‚

I hope your week has been productive and happy. Ciao for now!

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Make It Monday

Got a kick in the mojo since Wednesday – my beads finally arrived and so has spring.

I finished up my fourth project for National Crochet Month, ‘Starry Skies Stained Glass‘ afghan. This cleared out the last of some ancient stash and some never-to-be-finished projects. I actually hooked from a half completed vest at one point! Very happy with the results and debating to gift this or keep for my Moroccan, boho family room.

SSSG’s portfolio:

Time now to backtrack to my third project as the beads arrived late Friday afternoon. I think they’ll look pretty along the border. I chose Toho’s in ‘Metallic Cosmos’, 8/0’s to go with the Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine in ‘Blueberry Mix’.

Beads for KeiB's 'Ile d'Ecosse'

Beads for KeiB’s ‘Ile d’Ecosse’

That’s it for now! Hope Monday is gentle with you and don’t forget – to celebrate National Crochet Month, all yarn in my Etsy shop ships free to Canada and USA!

FO Friday ~ Armorique Shawlette

Off the hook and I’m really happy with this one. The pattern was incredibly well written – I’m more enthusiastic than expert when it comes to crochet – and HΓ©lΓ¨ne’s instructions made this a joy to hook. My project notes are on Ravelry -> here <-

Armorique’s portfolio:

I’ve got a good start on my second project, ‘Smoke Rings’ shawl and will have an update later this week.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! πŸ™‚

Off To A Great Start ~ NCM2016

I wrapped up my ‘Armorique‘ shawl this morning and it’s pinned out drying as we speak. Riding a little bit of a high, I’ve started my second project for NCM2016, ignoring the knitting WIP’s is no problem at all. Project two is another shawl designed by Hilda Steyn that I’m calling ‘Smoke Rings‘ after its colour. More stashbusting happening, I trawled my Ravelry stash and came up with this beautiful merino/bamboo/nylon fingering from a 2008 Yarn Pirate club. Somehow, I had the foresight and funds at the time, to purchase two skeins.

In other news, the blocking of Armorique must mean that my finger is healed! It is, mostly. Enough that I didn’t mind getting it wet and who knows? Maybe Eucalan has some healing properties.

I’ll leave off here with some pix. I’m really diggin’ the YP shawl and anxious to get back to it and to Arkady Renko in ‘Polar Star‘ – my current book πŸ™‚