Saturday, 13 February 2016

Catching Up

Time marches on, and I have a number of projects to share with you.  Recently I've started two new shawl knitting patterns (not that I'm short of a shawl or two!)

The first one, I've been wanting to knit for ages.  It's called Hansel Hap and it's by Gudrun Johnston.  This is the pattern picture...

And here are the colours I'm using.

I'm using Jamieson & Smith 2 ply jumper weight Shetland wool.  I've completed the garter stitch central triangle and I've just started the border.

The second shawl I'm knitting, is probably more of a scarf than a shawl.  It's called Leftie and it's by Martina Behm.  It's a pattern I had down to do at some point in the future, but Grace visited recently and brought me some lovely Rico Superba Poems 4 ply which works perfectly with this pattern.  Here's the pattern picture...

And here's what I've done so far.

It's fun watching the colour changes evolve.  Can't wait to get to the lovely red colours.

The only things completed so far this month are my squares for the Block-a-Month CAL.  I'm only crocheting two of the three squares for this month, I've decided to be far more selective this year as to which squares I complete.

The first square is called Fan Dance.

The small square for this month is called Granny Heart Square and as usual I made four of these to equal the size of the big square.

I seem to have quite a few projects started now and I'd like to start work on another pair of socks.  I'd also like to make an effort to sort out my stash and try and lose a few kilos from it.  So there's plenty for me to be getting on with.  I think tomorrow will be a lazy knitting day for me.  I hope you're all having a good weekend and Happy Valentine's Day.


  1. Your shawls are beautiful!!! Happy Valentines! xx

  2. Oh my goodness those shawls/scarves are so beautiful. I am amazed at all you get done Janet.

    1. Thank you Meredith, the secret is, I don't do anything else other than knit and crochet!


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