A while back I needed a quick on-the-go project to accompany me while out and about for the best part of two days. I used a mill ends yarn, which I had my doubts about as it was looking a bit too much like red cabbage at one point. I finished it anyway - at the same time coming up with a neat edging which I also used for my ROAD TRIP SCARVES
I let go of the red cabbage idea when I saw this stunning photo of COSMOS FIELDS
These and more AMAZING photos can be found on a gorgeous Japanese Blog called ROUND OF THE SEASONS IN JAPAN
So happy I found the photos - I don't think anyone would want to wear a "Red Cabbage" Shawl!!
It is winter here in South Africa and although it is still really warm here during the day I am making myself a few scarves to prepare for the cold snap!
Loving the variegated yarn lately - so I ordered a random batch for inspiration.
My fingers are itching to make a more solid version (like this shawl) of my Road Trip Scarf, but I am busy with a tutorial for my Dahlia Mandala (pattern to be posted very soon!!). I used what was left of my first batch of Raeesah Cotton Soft to make the two pink mandalas.
There were still a few teeny tiny scraps left - so I made another jar jacket! (Had to tie two strands of purple together on the final row, the knot
is unfortunately quite visible - I will have to use this jar for
flowers or something that will hide the last row!)
Now that I have finished the Raeesah I can delve into my new stash of Strawberries & Cream (50% cotton / 50% acrylic) for the tutorial.
I have never used the Strawberries & Cream before - it feels very soft but looks as if it might be a bit "splitty" - will let you know how that tests out when I post my Dahlia Mandala Pattern!
Have a super happy crafty Wednesday!!!