Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Yarn Along


Happily joining Ginny and the gang over at Small Things for this week's Yarn Along.
I made this for the thirtieth birthday of one of my lovely woolly friends ; )
Just thinking this is the very first time I've given one of my own crochet wearables as a gift, which is in itself a gift. So delighted to be at the stage of being able to do that. Working from the same pattern two or three times makes it come so easily. You can see the first one I made here.
I tell you this Manos merino/silk yarn is luxurious beyond belief! 
It literally slips through your fingers as you work...it almost seemed to crochet itself : ) The cowl is lightweight enough to be worn indoors. I'll definitely be filing this pattern as a wonderfully do-able, wearable for any age-group. My Mom's up next!

I found this little old book in a charity shop and we've had great fun leafing through it and appreciating its beautifully detailed illustrations. It's  an english book from the early seventies. The language used in the description of each bird's call is wonderful! Have I told you I have a weakness for birds..?

Thank you for your lovely comments on last weeks post and I look forward to checking out what's on your needles and your reading list. M x

17 comments:

  1. We are revelling in all the birds that visit the garden of our new house. It is sparking my interest - I'm on the lookout for good bird books!

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  2. So pretty :) I love Manos silk blend yarn, it's one of my favourites, so soft and silky :) Congrats on being at the stage where you wanted to give a wearable that you'd made as a gift, too!

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  3. Lovely looking yarn (and the yarn bowl)- looks great in the pattern too.
    Lovely to find your blog via the Yarn Along.

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    1. Great to have you stopping by Dawn, welcome!

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  4. Your description of the yarn, the softness of it, silky, just makes me feel like eating chocolate...yum!
    That soft cowl will be a wonderful gift!!!
    P.S. Yes your felted yarn bowl is also beautiful!

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  5. Such a lovely project, I need to get my crochet going.
    Happy day to you
    Linda

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  6. Ok, I've added the pattern to my ravelry queue. When I get to it I'll probably be nagging you a bit, because I don't think my crochet skills are anywhere near this level, but the cowl is just too beautiful!

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    1. Feel free Svenna! Happy to help if I can. Good luck with all your lovely projects.

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  7. The cowl is lovely. I'm sure the recipient will be overjoyed. And I'm digging on that felted bowl holding your yarn!

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    1. Thanks for all your lovely mentions of the felted bowl, I love to make these, and at some point when time allows I'd love to design a purpose-made yarn bowl : )

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  8. Perhaps you could share a few pics and special words from the book? I love nature books with witty writing and good illustrations. The cowl is beautiful - such wonderful colors. Hope your woolly friend appreciates it! And knitting (oops - crocheting) with such a lovely yarn makes the process more enjoyable.

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  9. That yarn IS gorgeous! My sister is thinking of crocheting a cowl. I'll have to send her over to see yours, it's lovely.

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  10. The yarn does look delightfully workable.
    JNCL
    The Beauty of Eclecticism

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  11. what a sweet friend you are mia, the cowl is sure to be most appreciated. i don't crochet but your work makes me want to! and i've thought of making a felted yarn bowl too. i've admired the wooden ones but they are so expensive.

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  12. i forgot to say i LOVE birds too, love to watch them, photograph them, read about them, list them and sometimes draw them! your book sounds lovely! great find.

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  13. What a glorious cowl! The colors remind me of the beautiful flower animation in the scenery around town in Kiki's Delivery Service...so impressionistic!

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  14. I love that cowl! It was an easy one to hook and I gave mine as a gift & it is a fav of that friend too.

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