Welcome to my 'other blog' the one that explores my crafty side. I have been a maker of 'things' since childhood. By nature I'm creative. I still love to write, and you can click on this link to visit my blog: Hanging On My Word, which is where I indulge in the thought and word side. Although a teacher by profession, I don't offer tutorials. This is my showcase of projects I like to share. So pull aside the curtains and let's begin (I'm a bit theatrical too!).

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Seaglass Shawl

I spotted this shawl in issue 15 of Crochet Now magazine and knew someone for whom it would make a perfect present.

Made with Scheepjeswol Sunkissed and designed by Eline Alcocer. The colours were Pitachio Ice, Sand Dunes, Soft Cloud and Oceanside.

We live by the sea and my daughter is only a few minutes walk from her flat to the beach, where she loves to collect seaglass (below). The colours of the shawl are very similar to those in her finds, except she also finds the occasional lilac colour.

It was ready in time for her birthday and here it is drying out ‘on the blocks’ after a gentle steaming.

It only remained for me to wrap it up and add the label cut from the magazine, embellishing it with some ‘made with love’ ribbon - not that there was ever any doubt.

Nicely matched to the seaglass. And below, the birthday girl herself, with eyes the colour of seaglass, modelling the shawl.

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