Monday 6 August 2012

Failed Shawl?

Thanks for the comments on the organisation in the last post!  I think I've seen people do similar things in notepads etc - although I can't remember where.  I've been trying to find the sources of my inspiration, to give them some credit, but I can't find them so I apologise if it's you!

I mentioned in a recent post that I wanted to make something with the Rowan Amy Butler Belle Organic Aran yarn I had.  Well, I started to knit some kind of a scarf/shrug type thing.  I was just making it up as I went along and ended up pulling it apart twice, as it wasn't what I wanted!

Then I swapped to crocheting - and got massively enthusiastic, working for hours on this...

I did really like it, but... I only have three 50g balls of the yarn, and that is nearly one ball finished.  From the base to the point is only just past the depth of my window sill, as you can see in the picture.  So, I don't think it's going to be big enough, I'm not sure.

Also, I don't know if I'm even a shawl person!  I can't really see myself using it to be honest, even though I like it.  Maybe I would, I don't know...

So...... back to the drawing board I think.  Even though I can't quite bring myself to pull it apart yet.  I just really want to use the yarn to make something I will be able to use and make the most of, as it's so lovely, but I can't find the perfect project for it.

Any ideas of what lovely thing I could make with three 50g balls of Belle Organic Aran?!

I think I'll just forget about it for now, and hope something comes to me.

In other news, look at this cute notepad the Lumberjack spotted and bought for me.  The boy knows I'm partial to a list or two!

He said he thought it looked a bit like PiP Studio so thought I'd like it.  I know - what have I done to him?!  Before he met me he was merrily roaming through woodland, doing manly things with axes and chainsaws... now he's identifying "PiP Studio-esque" items.  I should be ashamed of myself!!!  ;o)


  1. You sure taught him well! :D

  2. I had 3 balls of 50 gram worstead recently and made something very similar to that! It's lovely. My version has a pointy border added at the end but the rest is very similar. The pattern calls it a shawlette. That's a little shawl. I don't wear or like actual shawls but this you can wear like a scarf and in several ways. You can tie it at the front or side and have the point at the back or side. Or as is the trendy look, you have the triangle at the front, tie at the back and bring the ties round to the front. I love mine and is one of my favourite things. Don't rip it, it will look great with so many things, tops and sweaters when you just need a little extra warmth but also with a coat or jacket too. I love it, and so will you!

  3. ... and I'm sure the Lumberjack is happier for his new found skills and aesthetic appreciation. Have you had a look on ravelry for inspiration - i find loads of patternes there.

  4. Forgot my blog!!!

  5. Not sure what you could make with 3 balls sweetie, but love your notebook you have trained well! have a happy week :)

    Bee happy x

  6. Hmmm 3 balls? A snood? Scarf?
    I do like your shawl, though I must say!
    And how funny that your fella knows about Pip goodies!! Bless'im.

  7. How pretty i like it Maria
    See ya
    Ella xoxxoxo


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