Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Summer Shawl / Scarf


Hello all,
Thanks for popping over and having a peek at what I've been up to.
I decided to challenge myself this week and try something completely different, it dawned on me the other day that I had never used a 4ply yarn, to be honest it scared me a little, I was worried that it would be too delicate and fiddly and above all time consuming ( I do get bored quite easily) .
I love wearing scarves though and have seen some really pretty ones on Ravelry, so I took the plunge and found a beautiful pattern , you can find it here.


I can't believe how easy, enjoyable and quick it was to make. After the first 6 rows it was just a case of repeating 2 rows over and over again until I reached the desired length. I'm itching to do another in a different colour, but will have to wait as I have a few hat and bootie orders to do.






I was delighted to find this weekend that things were beginning to grow in the garden....



...... some yummy strawberries. I will be keeping a close eye on these, as last year a certain little girl picked them all whilst they were still green and ate the lot.

Ooh whats this hiding amongst the leaves.......


......he he he, it's a tiny courgette!!!

I've also noticed this morning that I have some blossom growing on the tomato plants, how exciting !


WARNING !!! If a child's play slide clearly states for over 5's only there is a reason why.

Oops , bad parent, thought she would be o.k with Lucie.


Well caught Lucie !! I will add she didn't go down the whole slide like this, she only fell off Lucie's knee on the last turn, and guess what she wanted to go "wheeeee, again, again" .

Just to prove she wasn't hurt in any way, these  photo's were taken later on in the day....






....still the most adorable perfect face, not a slide burn in sight.

Speak soon xx


26 comments:

Callie @ MuMu and Squeak's Place said...

Love your shawl! :o)

C x

The undomesticated scientist said...

beautiful shawl. Its amasing just how angelic kids can look, even when up to no good!

catherine said...

Your shawl is lovely. Some really beautiful pictures too!

The Garden Bell said...

This is truly lovely. I'm not a big one for most shawls I see, but this is changing my mind quickly.

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Gorgeous Shawl ~ maybe one day I might be able to tackle something as lovely (and BIG) one day xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous shawl! I love shawls but don't know if I could pull one off. Oh, I do see myself sitting in the garden, crocheting, shawl over my t-shirt as it gets chilly, barbq on... sound of police sirens racing by, boy racers and chavs swearing in the street... MUST. MOVE. HOUSE.

Penelope said...

Your shawl is beautiful Jacey, 4ply used to scare me too but I have been attempting to knit a pair of socks with it and I am impressed how much I am enjoying it! Sweetest Isla-Rose, she is precious and like most little ones very resilient! Enjoy wearing your shawl xox

SarahB said...

Wow, that shawl is gorgeous and so are your girls!!

S x

Susan H. said...

Your shawl is beautiful. Very impressive. You produce so many great things! I can't wait to see the next one.
Susan

**Anne** said...

Hi Jacey,
Your shawl is beautiful, the pattern and the colours, so delicate.
Keep an eye on that corgette as the next time you look, it will probably have more than doubled in size. :)
You daughters are gorgeous! :)
Have a lovely day,
Anne xx

susie said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S shawl Jacey and I love the colors !!

Have a nice day !

Aisyah Helga said...

Your shawl is beautiful! Love the colors! Now, my hands are itching to make one, too! And no, you're not too old to play on the slides(but only if it can fit you!)And Lucie is so cute!

Sarah said...

Absolutely beautiful!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Jacey, your shawl is absolutely gorgeous! And how wonderful to have your own little garden with fresh produce on its way. Our temps are already well about 100 and it is hot, hot, hot! Hope you have a great weekend. Tammy P.S. Kids are always slipping and sliding and thankfully bounce right back :)

Nienie said...

your little girl is adorable... so is your scarf, I love it! nice work, I am going to check out the pattern!

love, Nienke

Kristen said...

Gorgeous scarf! And nice save, too, Lucie. :)

Megan said...

What a gorgeous scarf!!

moonstruckcreations said...

Oh....my....goodness....

That scarf is absolutely super! And love the colours too.

Helen

joan said...

hi i'm new to your blog do glad to have found you I love your shawl and what great photos

joan said...

wow you live so close as well

Allyson said...

Lovely shawl!

Jane said...

Wow, Jacey, love the shawl. I've got some 4-ply in my stash too, beautiful yarn, but I've been too nervous of it to use it! So glad to have found your blog, I've so enjoyed looking at what you've made, and the pics of your lovely family. Thanks for visiting my blog too and following :)
Jane x

joan said...

hi again
can i ask what yarn you used for the shawl please ?
i've been shopping today for some but all i could get was some sock yarn
what a coincidence that you have also worked in a chemist will you go back to work or are you enjoying life at home?

joan said...

hi again lol
thanks for the quick reply How about opening a wool shop then i could crochet things for you to sell lol. That is what i would have liked to do

andamento said...

I love your shawl. I've now added the pattern to my ever growing list of favourite ravelry shawls.

Mommafo said...

Beautiful! (Daughter and shawl) What yarn did you end up using for the shawl?