Crafty in the Med

I am here to enjoy meeting other bloggers and to share my love of craft ,mostly crochet, my thoughts and my daily happenings here in Alicante,Spain, my adopted country. I belong to a local choir because singing and music makes me happy. Flea markets and book shops are two of my favourite places to be. I read lots......sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I walk and walk and walk for about 10 months per year during the hot months I swim.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Big sigh!


So hard to keep up with anything other than work and all the extras:end of course reports,exams and correction.  At least I do have work so I really should not winge!!!

I have finally managed to finish a shawl for me!!!
If you read my ME ME post around about Easter that shawl I made was also for me but it got sent to my sister in Lincolnshire ...why....well I am sure you know how these things happen sometimes !! :-)

This one is definitely for me!!

Spring-summery colours




Blocking.





just right for early morning starts when it is still chilly


and can be draped over the back of a chair in class when not needed.


My own pattern ....pretty straight forward with tassels.    Nยบ 4.00 hook and Katia Baby Merino Fingering yarn. I also added a row here and there of a white Red Heart yarn which had a touch of sparkle. I don't know the name of that yarn just some leftovers.   

It's nice and light perfect for spring.



Keep well


Amanda :-)









11 comments:

  1. Well done my friend, you deserve to make lots of wonderful things for yourself.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  2. Good job on your blankety shawl! It will make your chair pretty when you're not using it over your shoulders. Good for you! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  3. Your shawl is beautiful. I'm so glad you've made something you love. Your shawl is gorgeous.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  4. It's lovely Amanda, I'm so pleased you managed to make something for yourself at last. :) xx

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  5. Perfect. Love the edging.
    xx

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  6. Always nice to make something for yourself, love the colour combination and the tassels.

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  7. Cheers for another lovely finish, Amanda! Merino is so soft, I can imagine you enjoying being hugged in it for warmth and some encouragement as you work your way through your busy days. I just did a bit of knitting and crocheting while camping in the forest for the last ten days. A friend gave me two little round crocheted face scrubbers with a homemade soap and I love using them, so I made. some little round crocheted scrubbers with some cotton leftover yarn. Wishing you happy days with some creative yarn crafting breaks! xx

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  8. Very lovely. Just what a busy teacher needs to feel loved! I hope the end of the summer term is not too hectic for you.

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  9. You create the most beautiful crochet pieces! Love the colors in this one--reflects the area around you, XOXO

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Thank you for your comments. I do read them and try to reply to all as well.Please keep them coming. Amanda :-)