I got given a two shawls for Christmas and I wanted to show them to you today:
This first one is really fine, cotton wrap. It's made with the thinnest yarn and would have needed a thin steel hook (the kind I hate using!) to make. It'll be great as a summer cover up.
There are so many flowers on it and each one is so intricately made. Just four colours of yarn were used, but the way the flowers are laid out makes it look like more.
It is a fairtrade product so I hope whoever made this beautiful piece received what they were owed for all the hours of work that would have gone into making something like this.
This next shawl was made for me by my mum:
This is more of a Winter shawl so I'm enjoying using it already :)
I really like the pineapple stitch in shawls and cowls because it looks so complicated.
This shawl is made with 100% alpaca yarn so it's super soft and warm.
I've got a new box to hide my stash in too! I've seen on some blogs the 2013 destash challenge and I think I'm going to sign up for it because my stash is getting a bit out of control. I've got a set of 6 drawers, a big plastic box and now this new cardboard box full of yarns!
I love cats so when I saw the box I loved it. But even though it's cute from the outside, it's even better when you see what's inside....