Homespun shawl

homespun shawlJanette had a clever idea. She had spun wool left over from her rainbow jumper so she decided to knit a shawl. As she was trying it on she realised it would look nice , and a bit different , if it had a collar. It would also protect better against the drafts and wind around your neck. So here it is! Guaranteed to be your best friend on a cold day.


Circular shawl

circular shawl

Alexis’ red shawl stood out brightly in the room last week. The red was really catching the light. She had brought along knitting because she was running the silent auction and it was something she could pick up and put down as need be. We all need our easy knits. One of the things Alexis does as an easy knit is a shawl. Round shawl techniques need to be mastered but once done it is something you can do without too much fuss and bother and the finished project always looks impressive.

Derya Davenport has 5 easy ways of starting a shawl on Ravelry and it’s worth a look. The video steps you through making a Pi shawl.


Triangular shawl

Janette proved the worth of a good shawl on Monday. Adelaide has been experiencing icy cold weather this winter. Monday was typical. It was around 12 degrees but then got a bit warmer but suddenly it went really cold.¬† We’d all been quite comfortable and suddenly we weren’t. Janette went out to her car and came back with one of her famous shawls. She is a great believer in them. If you get a bit chilly , it is so easy to wrap yourself in a shawl and just get on with what you were doing. She has spun all the wool for this shawl and the colours were not only lovely they just happened to tone in perfectly with her outfit and so she was warm, comfortable and stylish. it’s a garter stitch triangular shawl with a fringe but Janette has added some little crochet flowers around the border because it makes it look more interesting. There are some nice shawl patterns on intheloopknitting.

Show and tell

show and tell 25th June

Cathy 3 balls of spun wool 2 mixed colours in merino plied with Finn X, 1 dark brown FinnX from Michelle Pfeiffer.

Jan felted flower in dark red tones.

Alexis 2 beautiful shawls in commercial wool from Germany mainly red with multi- coloured high lights 1 square design & 1 round.

Hilary a pair of fingerless mittens with an owl motif & bright pink cuffs.