I’ve been busy churning out gift packs for the store for Mother’s Day and am glad to say that they are now available!!!!
Some of the new things included are salt polish made using Dead Sea salt and aloe butter as well as, yes, perfume sticks. As usual, all limited edition items in the packs won’t be available for regular sale for at least six months…some may not even make its appearance on our shelves at all!
For more details on the items and prices, please refer to the Facebook album here.
**cross-posted on the store blog**
Spring Things Shawl
Pattern | Spring Things by Susan Lawrence
Yarn | Zauberwiese silk lace 600m in Nessie
Needles | 3.75mm circulars
With all the distractions and the shop keeping me occupied, it took me longer than usual to finish this project – but I still manage to finish it! I didn’t have time to take some really decent pictures – maybe I should – so it’s hard to imagine the sheen from the yarn.
I increased the number of repeats in the first part (Chart A) to get as much as I could out of my yarn and luckily too. The shawl didn’t seem all that big after blocking and if I am making this again, I’ll probably add another increase. The nupps were not all that difficult, or maybe I’m getting used to it again. I was actually tempted to replace the nupps with beads but after thinking, beads with kids don’t get along so well…especially SMALL beads. Maybe another time?
The colour is slightly variegated so the pattern didn’t really pop but it still makes for a nice knit. If you can, go for long repeat colourways or semi-solid colours – the pattern would really come through. All in all, a nice knit and nothing to hard on the memory either.
I seem to have caught the lace shawl bug again and after finishing this, I’ve started a new one. More on that another time!
Ravelry info available here.