Over on Instagram I signed up to take part in a month long shawl swap. You knit your shawl and then send it on to the person you’ve been given to make for and someone else sends you one. Lovely idea. The only rules are 100g of 4ply is what must be used. And to send it off by 15 July. You’re given a guide as to colours your swap buddy likes and having reviewed my extensive stash decided I didn’t have anything suitable. So I went to the Eden Cottage website (which I’ve been busting to buy from) and got this gorgeous stuff:
It’s called Harvest Gold and is a warm shade of yellow/ mustard. I don’t generally go for warm colours (if you look at the colours I choose they’re the cool versions) but I love this. This morning I would it up:
And prepared myself to tackle my chosen pattern ‘Mustardseed’ by Boo Knits. It’s a gorgeous shawl and as I’m a big Shakespeare fan anything named after a character appeals to me! It requires beading with a crochet hook which I haven’t done before and I’m excited to try.
That hook with the mint coloured handle is a 1mm hook. It’s so skinny it come with its own cover!
So I started a third time and am now on row 9!
Loving this so far 😊