FO Friday 01.02.19

White rabbits!

I have two totally different finishes to show for myself this week.

After a solid weekend of crochet and Buffy/Angel, I finished the Kalinda shawl with only a slight adjustment to the pattern.

It’s such a simple pattern that I didn’t want to add any faff with the border. I planned to end with another row of dc, but halfway down the first side I realised that the yarn was running out rather quickly and I would never win this game of yarn chicken. So I frogged back and went for a row of sc with 3 chains at the point to make it a bit pointier. I think it looks pretty good!

It is suuuuuper tempting to hold on to this beauty, but I already have more than enough scarves and shawls so now I have to decide who to give it to.

Yarn: Cotton Kings Twirl
Colourway: Brazilian Opal
Hook: 3.5mm
Pattern: Kalinda shawl by Crochetory

My second finish is the Caron Cake project bag I started a couple of weeks ago.

I’m still not a huge fan of the colours so not tempted to keep this one. Would anyone be interested in a giveaway for it?

It was pretty simple to make so I might do another one for myself in prettier colours.

Yarn: Caron Cake x2
Colourway: Strawberry trifle
Hook: 5.5mm
Pattern: One skein wonder carry-all

And that’s what I did this week. Anyone else got some FOs? Interested in winning the bag? Let me know in the comments!



WIP Wednesday 23.01.19

Current WIP count: 3

I caught Wednesday, yay! It’s obvious how I missed it last week though; Wednesdays are a bit frantic at work so it goes by in a flash.

In totally unrelated news, I got a free water bottle from work.

Isn’t it pretty.

Anyways, this week I’ve only had chance to work on my Kalinda so that’s all I have to show you.

I am loving the way the Twirl is working with this pattern much better than the Hitchhiker. It looks much more even.

The colours actually are as neon-y as the photos suggest, but I think the final colour will tone it down a bit. There’s only one way to find out!

Actually there is something else to bring to the show and tell – one of my choir friends gave me some teeny tiny crochet hooks on Monday. Some of them are really pretty

Very difficult to photograph though.

I have no idea what I’ll use them for, but I know I’ll find something and I’m so grateful for such a lovely gift.

So that’s my week so far, how’s everyone else doing? Let me know in the comments!



WIP Thursday 17.01.19

Current WIP count: 3

Did we have a Wednesday this week? I think we must have skipped it; there’s no way it can be Thursday already.

I know I said it was time to focus on Roses for Grandma, but then I saw a string of posts on Instagram about the Kalinda shawl and I got sucked in.


Can you blame me? It’s simple but so pretty.

I’m using a Cotton Kings Twirl, giving them another chance on a gradually increasing item. I wasn’t too impressed with the Hitchhiker, but I think Kalinda grows more quickly so the colour changes should be a bit more even.

This is as far as I’ve got at the moment. It’s nice having a job again, but boy do I miss all the crochet time that comes with being unemployed!

So that’s all I have to show for this week. Did anyone else miss Wednesday or was it just me?