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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Cosmos Fields Shawl

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



granny triangle shawl


granny triangle shawl


granny triangle shawl

I let go of the red cabbage idea when I saw this stunning photo of COSMOS FIELDS


cosmos field


cosmos field

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.


yarn stash

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.


mandala

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!!!

15 comments:

  1. Les champs de cosmos sont magnifiques et votre travail est toujours aussi beau. Continuez....
    Lucie x

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  2. Love them all! Thank you so much for your willingness to share your patterns. I get so inspired by them!

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    1. Your blog is gorgeous! I am in love with your cosmos fields shawl. Do you plan to include the pattern in your blog soon? BTW my latest beau brought his sailboat to the US from South Africa... was quite a hit here in Annapolis, the sailing capitol of the world. Family Thompson, home town, Johannesburg. Nice nice brave man. Deaf sailor and boat builder. How I wish I could see your land... Again,thanks for the inspiration. Your are soooooo talented! Johanna pronounced Yohanna. :-)

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    2. Hi Johanna! Thanks! Yes, I will be doing the pattern for the Cosmos Shawl (with the usual little tutorial) - I am just waiting on an order of chunky yarn so that I can make one for the photos! Do send me a photo of the boat (message me on Facebook Zooty Owl!). This is how we say Johannesburg in Afrikaans (Yohannesburg!)

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  3. Wow!! your blog is a color explosion!! I love it.
    I'm following your works from now.
    And this is mine: apasionadasdelganchillo.blogspot.com
    Regards,

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  4. The cosmos shawl is beautiful! I love your writings, very inspiring. Greetings from the Netherlands, Yvonne. Btw I made your flower mandala www.haakydee.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Yvonne - I did pop over to your blog and leave a comment! I could not find a photo of the flower mandala though! Please post a photo on my Zooty Owl Facebook Page - I would love to see how yours turned out!

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  5. Jy is te bleddy oulik vir woorde, ek is net so verigated verslaaf!! Thanks vir jou deel ek love dit. Groete Marie Lotriet

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  6. Hope you post the pattern for your Cosmos Shawl. It is FABULOUS! Love the little flower as well! I enjoy your blog so much. Thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. Hi Debbie - I will be doing a pattern for this, as soon as I get around to making another!

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  7. Looking forward to seeing the pattern posted for the Cosmos Shawl. Thanks.

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  8. Love the Cosmos Fields Shawl! Can't wait for a pattern to be released so I can make one.

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  9. I'm so looking forward to the Cosmos Fields Shawl pattern! It is beautiful! Your creativity is inspiring!

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  10. Lovely.....cannot wait for the tutorial. ..thanks for Sharing your creations with us.

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