Wednesday, 14 March 2012

yarn along

Joining in with the yarn along today.

This week I have been working on this shawl for a friends birthday, I can't remember what the pattern was as a just jotted it down on a piece of paper, it was off ravelry but as I can't remember the name I don't seem to be able to find it again. It is crocheted and is sort of half a granny square so you turn at the corners instead of going around and around. It has some variation in stitches but the basic idea stays the same. It has been really enjoyable and I have been able to work on it while reading a book or something as it is not too demanding. Also, I have had this beautiful silk yarn in my stash for ages just waiting for an opportunity and it is a pleasure to use.

This week I started a sparkly knitted shrug for faith too. For years I have made faith things that I think are nice out of lovely 100% wool yarns and traditional patterns and she has liked them and worn them (a bit!), but this time I decided that that is me, I'm into the natural yarns and things and that she is my little disco girl and what she likes is sparkle. So... I find myself with this 100% acrylic yarn in hand and I know that she is going to love this better than anything else I have made for her. What can you do?!

Not much reading for me this week as I have been diving into my homeschool planning for next year. Anyone else into this yet?
Happy yarn along x

Jo x 


  1. The sparkle is really pretty! Both of the colours of your projects are lovely! x

  2. I'm a plain and neutral girl myself too, but I do enjoy the sparkle in your photo.

  3. I am still trying to fix my homeschool plans for THIS year. *sigh* My 12 year old is being unco-operative ;)
    The sparkly shrug looks lovely- I know my daughter loves all things sparkly too ;)

  4. How exciting - a sparkly shrug.
    I think your friend is going to like her birthday present very much.

  5. Acrylic has its place, and the sparkle will be worth it.

    Also love the silk shawl. delicious!

  6. Everything looks great! Homeschool planning?? Nope. We are just barely getting through the curriculum that we have on hand now! haha! Good Luck!

  7. Ah, sparkliness, yes, I have a daughter who also likes the sparkly and frilly (I much prefer more classic and plain things) - I think sometimes the preference for such things skips a generation (or two, because my mother isn't sparkly in the slightest either).

    I think what matters when you're knitting for someone is that you are knitting for *them* :0)

    And planning? Well you're organised, I'm probably going to try and do that in a couple of months (although I'm trying to get some bits done now as how far I'll get with a newborn baby, I'm not so sure...)