Friday, July 27, 2012

A FO, and lovely crafty gift from a special friend!!

It's a gorgeous Friday morning here in Dundee, the sun is shining and it's crisp but warmish outside. I am so blessed!!!

Today I am going to share a recent FO with you, it was a test knit for my knitting friend Carle, she is the genius behind Nurturing Fibres yarn. The pattern is called Sunny Days Shawlette, and it is available for purchase HERE on Ravelry!! It took me longer to finish than it should have, because my knitting mojo totally abandoned me during the process, but once I knuckled down and sat and knit on it for a good couple of hours, it was done, and I am overjoyed with the end result. It is a stunning shawl, and it really is an eye-catching item when worn!! Carle specially dyed the orange yarn for me, so I can wear this with my orange Mary-Janes!!!





I am linking up with Linda's Creative Friday was well as FO Fridays!!


And while I am busy here, I would like to share an item that was made for me by my special friend Sharon, from Sharon's Kardz Korner. Sharon and I have met on-line years ago, when we were on the same DT, and we have been friends ever since. She is one talented gal!!!



She really spoilt me don't you think. I am going to use this lovely notebook all the time, and will think of Sharon every time I use it!!

I am casting on for a new item tonight. I am part of the RSA team over at Ravelry, and the Ravellenics are a huge deal where ladies all over the world cast on during the start of the Olympics. It is going to be fun. I am so looking forward to the Opening Ceremony tonight, pity it's so late, hope I can stay awake!!

Have a great weekend my crafty friends xxxx

21 comments:

Paula said...

Such a gorgeous shawl! I love the colours you chose and I'm adding the pattern to my favourites :-)

Sarah (Crafts from the Cwtch) said...

It's so lovely - I can see why you're so happy with it. Have a great weekend x

Wool Diaries said...

Carle is truly a genius. We are also having outstanding weather on the highveld.

I have put her beautiful shawl in my queue

Ginx Craft said...

Your shawl is lovely, and I really like the way you have displayed and photographed it.

Linda said...

I love your shawl, it's so gorgeous! The colour is very elegant and you have displayed it beautifully.

We are also having a lovely day here:)

Love
Linda
xo

a soulful life said...

Wow! What a beautiful piece of work!
The colours compliment each other so well! And the shape is so pretty.

Kathleen said...

Oh wow, that shawl! I wish I could knit, I'd be all over that pattern---such elegant shapes, and your knitting and colour choices are just amazing.

suddenexpression said...

How sweet, and so cute. The colors in that shawl are really just stunning! Great color combination!

Tawnee Isner said...

That shawl is gorgeous. I love the color combo

Maria said...

It's gorgeous! I'm adding the pattern :)

Suzy said...

And the queue grows... It's lovely!

bookworm-Mary said...

Gorgeous shawl!! The colors are so rich!

HillyT said...

It's a lovely shawl and I love the colors, it will be so useful.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Absolutely gorgeous in those colours!
And hey, my MIL was from Dundee! I think some her family still live there!

Moz said...

A fabulous shawlette Rene. I love it!
Lovely card from Shaz too.
Hugz
Moz

Julie said...

You are invited to share this with Show Your Stuff blog hop:
http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-34.html

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

The shawl is beautiful, and the fact that it matches your Mary Janes makes it even more awesome!

Charlotte Helle said...

That shawl is so pretty! It looks great!

Sharon said...

So pleased you like the gift honey. Thanks for the kind mention. Your shawl is gorgeous. Love seeing your knits... keep 'em coming! love and hugs Sharon xx

Maryanne @ Wool Hogs said...

Hi Rene, your shawl is exquisite!!! Thank you so much or entering our Made It challenge - we are soooo excited to have a fellow South Afican on board too! I am really looking forward to seeing more of your amazing work.

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