Crafty in the Med

I'm here to enjoy meeting other crafters and to share my ideas and projects. I love to crochet,cross stitch and embroidery but I'm keen to try new crafts too. I love music and I love to sing! Singing makes me happy. I collect jugs....its their shape I think! I am addicted to yarn and buttons. I get lost in book shops and can spend all morning there and I absolutely adore rummaging in flea markets. I love to read sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I would be the first passenger on the first time machine ! I BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Powerfully cosy!

 All finished,blocked and bobbles brushed! 



Finally ....
I have finished the shawl I mentioned in my previous post . I am quite pleased with it and more so because I have been able to use up lots of "bits and bobs" from my stash. A real stash buster!!!!
This first photo shows the real colours. I'm afraid the other photos which I took in another part of the house make it look rather orangey but it is definitely predominately green.




 


What Yarn did I use?   All sorts! As I said "bits and bobs" in fact I think I will call it my B&B shawl.
The pattern is from Esther Sandrof and I found it on Ravelry,"The Stashbuster Blarf".  A delight to crochet!


 


 My version is bigger because I just flung myself into the making of it eager to get on with it and I didn't really pay attention to measurements; so it is big! When I was blocking it I had to be careful not to stretch it too much so as not to make it any bigger.

 Big,warm and cosy!


 


I also made up my own edging and the bobbles to add fluffiness. Why the bobbles?  I am not sure really I just fancied a bit of something frivolous. I am planning to use those type of bobbles again because they were fun to make!




The negative side of the B&B shawl. Unfortunately I can't see myself using it not in this climate even in winter. As my heading here implies it is powerfully cosy ...........and warm!!!



keep well


Amanda :-)






18 comments:

  1. It looks sumptuous - especially the first picture - reminded me of a beautifully woven persian style carpet! Gorgeous :)

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    1. Thanks so much!! I hadn't thought of it like that but yes I can see what you mean :-)

      A.

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  2. It's gorgeous. I love all the stitches, textures and colours. Jx

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  3. The colors are exquisite and looks so cozy! Just perfect for those chilly evenings or rainy days. XOXO

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  4. It's lovely Amanda you can use it on cool winter evenings, I love the bobble edging I think that they make it, what a fantastic stash-buster. :) xx

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  5. I think it's simply fabulous! It looks cozy on the chair like you can sit right down and it will wrap itself around you. Good job on that! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  6. It is stunning Amanda! What a beautiful job you did. Well, maybe you'll visit a cooler climate and need a shawl just like that one.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  7. I love it - just sit and look at it if it gets too warm to wear it.
    xx

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    1. Your right there...I enjoy looking at it too LOL!

      A :-)

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous, love the colours in the first photo. The bobbles do add to the cosy factor xx

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    1. thanks Cheryl..yes the first photo shows up the real colours in the others there was just too much sun in those rooms. I love those bobbles :-)

      A

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  9. Since I am still drinking hot tea and just turned on my little electric fireplace I am thinking the cozy, bright shawl you made is not only pretty, but practical, Amanda! I hope you find just the right use for it 🤗

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  10. Beautiful shawl. Love the bobbles. A wonderful idea for stash busting, I am going to keep it in mind. You have chosen such lovely colours it does not look like a stash buster at all. :)
    Have a lovely weekend.

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  11. Good Evening Amanda, What a fabulous way to use up wool which we all have in our knitting basket. I love the colours you have used and the tassels on the end are a really nice touch.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  12. Amanda, it is gorgeous. I love the colors and the pattern is a fantastic way to use up yarn. Well done my friend.

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  13. Hola Amanda. Fabulous way to use up wool which we all have!!!
    Happy weekend!!

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    1. Hi Esperanza
      Thanks for popping by! Yep.....great stash buster!

      keep well

      Amanda

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  14. Fabulous! I love those colours - and a bit of frivolity now and then is fun.
    If it is unsuitable for Spain then send it to Lincolnshire! ;)

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Amanda :-)

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