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Knitting, crochet and a pretty shawl.

I am in a knitting and crochet mood, I made this pretty silk shawl in a couple of nights, it was so easy!

The wool for this shawl was a gift from my exchange partner Heike ( I blogged about it here) on Ravelry, I always thought it would make a pretty shawl as the wool is so soft and gorgeous.
I can highly recommend this pattern to make for friends as gifts for Christmas because it is so easy and quick to make. 
You can see more details on my Ravelry page
Free pattern link
 It has a pretty frilled hem.
I do have a few unfinished projects of crochet and knitting, I started these cushions a while back but I did not know how to finish them off, I have been watching some tutorial videos and reading some tutorials, hopefully I will get these completed soon. I am a beginner crocheter so it is all new to me but I am pleased with the results so far.

I purchased some gorgeous kid silk wool from Drops Designs, it was on special offer, I am looking forward to making some more pretty shawls with this.
Drops Designs have lots of  amazing free patterns on their website  it is really worth taking a peek!

The colours are so pretty
Cross stitching projects this week.
I am currently stitching July mini cat and also a large surprise project, obviously I cannot show it yet but I can’t wait to post it on my blog. I am hoping to get these finished soon then I can get on with designing August mini cat!
Until next time, happy stitching!   

Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. June 14, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    A lovely shawl.
    Your cushions will be so pretty. Enjoy!

  2. June 14, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    Your knitting and crochet projects are beautiful – amazing work for a beginner! I really love the colors in the pillow cover – such soft and relaxing colors!

  3. June 14, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    Lynn, this loos so elegant- I'll have to take a look at the pattern, but I think the yarn is what makes it so lovely.

  4. June 14, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    What a beautiful shawl! Nice colour and silky too (I hope it doesn't itch?) The wool was a very nice present from Heike!
    And your chrochet has also very nice soft colours, am I right when I think you are a softcolourgirl? It doesn't show your a beginner, you have crocheted it very regular, beautiful!
    And you are cross stitching as well! Of course I am curious to see the new project, but I will be patient and wait 🙂
    I haven't started the July minicat yet,(sorry…) I am in love with my new op-art blanketproject and are making gifts witch can't be put on my blog yet. Furthermore I am enjoying the summerdays (when they are there….)on my new electric bike. Lots to do, not enough time :-):-):-)
    Have a nice sunday
    Greetings again

  5. Anonymous
    June 14, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    Cette écharpe est sublime, la couleur est douce et elle doit être très agréable à porter ! Cela donne très envie d'avoir la même ! Belle journée !

  6. June 14, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    Gorgeous knitted shawl you made. I LOVE the Pink!! I think its a fairy shawl because its so delicate looking – absolutely incredible.
    Beautiful crocheted pillow! love Annette

  7. June 14, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    Love it!!

  8. June 14, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    Thanks for the link. I love this shawl.

  9. June 14, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    Beautiful creations! The scarf is very pretty. I have not seen any like that before.

  10. June 20, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    Lynn: The shawl looks so soft and pretty.


  11. June 20, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    Very pretty…I love the soft colour.

  12. June 20, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    The shaw is very pretty. Such a nice, soft color. I just found your blog and enjoyed it. I am following it now. I love the mini cats!

  13. June 20, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    This is gorgeous, such a pretty delicate colour. I am in the crochet/knitting mode too and have had to park my embroidery this week

  14. June 20, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    Love the shawl. I am so into knitting and crochet too lately.
    Thank you for sharing the link for the shawl. I think I am going for it after I finish knitting my tunic.

  15. June 20, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    I love your pink shawl it is gorgeous and the wool you have bought will look fantastic knitted up.
    Love your crochet too:)

  16. June 21, 2015 / 8:42 am

    this is lovely would be nice as prayer shawl too…so soft looking