Monday 22 October 2018

Jacaranda time

October is jacaranda time in Queensland. There aren't as many jacarandas on the Gold Coast as in Brisbane, but that only makes them stand out more. Here are a few pics of my favourite jacarandas in our area.

Meanwhile my Happy Whirl shawl is slowly growing:

The second colour change has happened! Can't wait for the purple to appear.

I have also made a start on my fourth amiguruME doll. Stay tuned for a reveal soon!

Wednesday 3 October 2018

New Whirl project

A while ago I treated myself to another Scheepjes Whirl (I bought my first one last year in the Netherlands and used it to make a Lacy Pineapple Shawl). This time I chose the Brambleberry, a gorgeous blue and purple colourway.

After finishing the third amiguruME doll (and before I start on the fourth) I wanted a simple project, something that doesn't require too much thinking or counting. I decided on the Happy Whirl Shawl designed by Atty van Norel. So far I'm really enjoying it. The first colour change has just happened - always an exciting moment!

Remember the sun visor I made a while ago, from a pattern in issue 71 of Simpy Crochet? Today a kind lady on Instagram let me know that it is featured in the current issue - and as it will take a while before it's in the shops here in Australia she sent a few pictures as well. Thanks Lisa!

Can't wait to get my hands on this issue! (not that we will need mittens or jumpers here anytime soon... It's warming up quickly and summer will be here before you know it)