So I told you last time, I had a few days to make a gift for my MIL who was off to S.Africa for Christmas, well, I did it, with time to spare and here it is.....
A really enjoyable and quick knit....although, I have to admit to spending a long time trying to figure out what to do....but ravelry's read the useful projects search came in to its own.....once started I didn't stop and I think is was around three evenings to do.
I knitted it in Sirdar Baby Bamboo which is a DK weight with a lovely sheen, which helped when you dropped the stitches to run down.....what a weird experience!
I spent some time trawling about for a shawl pin for myself and one to package with the clapo-ktus, and then had a 'bing moment' when I emailed the local jewelry shop Be-gemmed, who hadn't got any, but said to leave them to it.
I gave them free reign really and they came up with a few designs, from which I picked these two.....
The second shawl pin includes a rose quartz stone, beautiful in its simple design, but with attention to detail with the hammered finish.....
I am so pleased I can't tell you.....if you are in need of something special, consider dropping Phil and Helen an email or phone call....handmade, therefore with its own unique beauty, and supporting real craftspeople in a trade which can be forgotten in a factory mass-produced age.
Right.... on to the next thing....this time....just for a change.....another shawl....but for now that's all I'm saying ;-)
To see other people's YOP work, check out the ravelry page here.