Wednesday, April 29, 2015


I've wanted a cosy shawl for around the house for a long time, and have also had a couple of balls of James Brett Marble Chunky hanging around for a couple of years. I'm also making an effort this year to use up some of my yarn stash. When I  saw this Stitch Sampler Shawl pattern it all came together. I don't think there is quite enough of the grey, so I ordered some more Marble Chunky in a grey/blue/sand mix that goes nicely with the other and I am alternating it for different sections of the pattern. I expect by the time I am finished the weather will be boiling and I'll be complaining about the heat rather than the chill but it will still be there when the evenings turn chilly again. 

Last year I took part in the Spring Knit Along on one of my favourite blogs, Crafts From the Cwtch. I made a Miss Winkle scarf, which I love and wear all the time. This year there is a Make Along to include crocheters, though I will still be knitting. Details are on the CFTC blog, along with some discount codes, and it start on Friday, so you still have time to join in. There's also a Ravelry group. I'm making a Settler Shawl, in Madelinetosh. The colourway I have is Courbet's Green. I've wanted to knit something in Madelinetosh for a long time. 

I'm reading We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Karen Joy Fowler, which is unusual and rather intriguing. I'm enjoying it but can't work out where it's going yet. 

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams


  1. Love your shawl! I read that book last summer and yes! it is rather unusual and very surprising!

  2. love the shawl, looks like it will be nice and warm. :)

  3. Ohhh that colour is so beautiful. I've been dying for some Madelinetosh as well. My next pair of socks I think! :) I think I'll treat myself to a Madtosh shawl for the fall.... Dangerous. I've heard about that book! I'll have to add it to my list.

  4. That Madeline Tosh is so pretty! I knit my last two shawls in the Light, and I have my eye on red color for a KAL next fall.

  5. love that shawl you are knitting, there is nothing like a cozy shawl to wrap up in with a cup of tea!!

  6. I am just overjoyed about you finding true love and just hearing about your life! Thank you so much for poppin into my blog dear friend!


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