Friday, 10 January 2014

First FO's of 2014..........and I have a winner.



Good morning, at last, I've opened the curtains and it's not raining!!!!!! It's a beautiful, frosty, sunny morning, my favourite kind of winter weather. I've got three FO's to show you this week, the first of 2014.

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My first one is my second Fair Isle Style Crochet Cardigan, this was for a little girl's birthday so I needed it to finish by the 4th January. It is quite a quick project, compared to knitting, anyway. I used a 6mm hook with Drops Nepal yarn which is probably why it works up so quickly. I didn't start it until the 17th December but finished in plenty time. I love this pattern, it is by Ball, Hank and Skein and I'm sure I will end up making another one.


Technically, this is off my hook, not on but I was making this as part of Chrissie and Marrianne's,  Bloomin' Crochet Along, so I thought I would share it with them.


My second FO is my Henslowe Shawl and I love it!!!!! I think this is my favourite shawl to date, I'm not sure whether it is the yarn I've used or the beautiful lace pattern. I used Skein Queen Tickled Mink and it is as light as a feather and so very soft but is actually really warm on these cold winter days.


One last project that I forgot to show you, I finished my Lace Beret, back in the middle of December, using Malibrigo Sock in Ravelry Red, I love this colour. Sorry about the cheesy photo, hehe, it was a "selfie".


I blocked it, using a dinner plate but it is a little bit too big on me now, so I will try and re-block it using a smaller plate.

Check out more FO's over on Tami's blog, my Ravelry queue always gets longer when I've seen everybody's gorgeous projects.


Now to announce the winner of the Swatch Like You Mean It giveway, generously donated by Mel of Single Handed Knits. I did it a very technical way by writing everybody's name on a piece of paper, who wanted to enter and picked one out of a teacup.



Drum roll...............................the winner is Linda Tytko. Congratulations Linda, can you get in touch with me, please, so I can pass your details onto Mel.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend. I'm hoping the weather will stay dry and we'll have a trip over to the beautiful town of Stratford Upon Avon.

xxxxDebxxxx

20 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

Congratulations to Mel for being the winner of your lovely giveaway, and congratulations to you on all of your beautiful makes, I especially like your shawl, the colour is divine. xx

Jackie said...

I love all your FO's, but the shawl and beret are lovely and both look beautifully made :0) x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh I love all of these!!! GORGEOUS creations!! And congrats Linda!!!!!!

Clare said...

So many gorgeous makes I love that hat.
Clare x

Chrisknits said...

Darling items all, but I love the hat, color and pattern.

Kepanie said...

That cardigan looks sturdy and very textured. It will last with a young child playing about. Coveting your Henslowe. OMGosh that yarn looks luxurious! And the lacy beret? Fantastic! You look gorgeous.

Evelyn Hender said...

gorgeous cardigan, really pretty :)

I love your lace beret too

Kashi said...

You made such pretty things. I love them all.

Ladybird Diaries said...

All gorgeous makes! Your new hat looks lovely on you.
Marianne x

Linda R said...

So many wonderful creations here. I love the little cap. looks great on you..

Hugs~

Joy said...

What beautiful makes Deb - I so admire your intricate workmanship - especially that gorgeous shawl and beret! Joy x

Chrissie said...

The cardigan is so lovely! I'm glad you're sharing it on the CAL - we all need to see FOs so we know projects do come off the hook at some point! ;-) Your shawl is simply stunning, I think it's my favourite from what I've seen you make, too! That yarn combined with that pattern a perfect match! Fab tip about blocking on a plate, so clever! Chrissie x

Jo said...

I love the shawl and cardy, my girls would love those. My shawl is progressing well but getting slower as it gets bigger - very enjoyable. Jo x

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely work! It's been a cold but fry sunny Saturday so I'm hoping you git the best of it for your trip ... Statford is such a lovely place

Ana BC said...

Awesome start for the new year!!! love all your projects :-)

Dorothy Griffiths said...

Deb you put me to shame, what a wonderful trio of projects, they are all adorable, well done you. No wonder you inspire so many people like myself. Well done to the lovely winner as well. A fabulous post Deb have a great time in Stratford. Big hugs
Dorothy
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Lynnda said...

I love all of these!!!! Deb they are so beautifully made!.... Hugs....x

forgetmenots blue said...

Hello. loving all your creations your lace beret is great and I love the colour x

Hannah@HomeBaked said...

You always have so many gorgeous projects on the go, Deb! I especially love your shawl xx

Ira Huberts said...

All of your projects are so very beautiful Deb and you look totally fashionable with your new beret! Congrats to the winner of your giveaway. Ira x
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