Saturday, 1 November 2014

Queen Anne's Lace Scarf, Flowers in November and Shell Stitch Cowl

Novermber greetings to you all!

Time has flown by and October is gone! Here in Belgium the 1st of November is a Public Holiday. Outside the sun is shining brightly and it is a glorious day!

I mentioned that I discovered to my delight that some of the flowers on our balcony have just started flowering! (Let's hope they will survive for a little bit longer!) I decided to take some photos to share with you all. There aren't that many flowers, but I love the little dots of colours!

My flowers in November - here they are!

Cosmos

Baby Chrysanthemums flowering now!
Glorious Sweetpeas

Azalea with 2 blossoms
(Does anyone know the name of this flower?)


Queen Anne's Lace Scarf - finished!!

I finished my first ever Queen Anne's Lace Scarf that I showed you in my previous post, it was completed the very next day.

30.10.14 Ta-dah!
Queen Anne's Lace Scarf in all it's colourful glory!



Silver Shells Cowl

Do you ever find yourself starting one project and hurrying along so you can start the next one? It's often because you feel that you are bursting with ideas!

And one of the ideas that has been buzzing about in my head only recently was the Silver Shells Cowl, you can find the pattern here but more importantly, I first saw it on Anne's post here! (Plus: Ravelry link here!)

Funnily enough, I had previously saved this pattern to my favorites, but seeing Anne crocheting it and how lovely it looks on her pages in a different colour, tipped the scales in favour of trying out this pattern NOW!

So, yesterday afternoon I started this new WIP! Here are some photos:

31.10.14 The Birth of a new WIP!
Shell Stitch Cowl versus knitted Neckwarmer made earlier this year
Interesting how the colour flecks stand out much more in the crochet version!
Some close up details


I love this gorgeous soft pure Merino yarn and the colour flecks add interest! Observe how your preception of the colours change with the different backgrounds! It will be very versatile because it will look great with different colour clothing!

The knitted neckwarmer was made on circular needles earlier this year, in fact I made a number of them, which are currently for sale in my etsy shop - you will find the knitted neckwarmers here. They fit snuggly against the neck, but they are not itchy! And they definitely keep the chill out! The yarn (SMC Select Extra Soft Merino Color) is so pretty in all the different colour variations! I will have to add more items to my etsy shop soon! I've been enjoying blogging here about my makes so much that I haven't had much time for it lately!

Of course I am still working on my colourful South Bay Shawlette and the Harlequin Blanket! I try to work a bit on each project every day!

Thanks again for all your lovely comments, you really are such kind and supportive people and you make sharing my projects with you all a real pleasure! You also inspire me with your countless ideas and projects!

Feel free to comment below, I love reading your notes!!! ;)
Have a relaxing weekend and enjoy November!!!

















32 comments:

  1. Love the scarf, I see many more in your future as they are gorgeous in multicolored yarn and also in solids. Love your cowl too. Enjoy those late blooms.
    Meredith

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    1. Thanks, Meredith!! Have a nice weekend! xx

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  2. Oh wow! This yarn works up nicely! Mine is 80 % finished... so many othe projects going on.
    right now i want to make cookies with my new cookies stamp ��
    take care
    Anne
    http://crochetbetweentwoworlds.blogspot.de,

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    1. Yay for cookies! :)) The yarn is SMC Select Extra Soft Merino Colour (as mentioned above) - check Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/schachenmayr-select-extra-soft-merino-color - I'm sure you can find it in Germany! Good luck! xx

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  3. Your scarf and cowl are beautiful. I loved seeing your flowers; I have some petunias that suddenly started blooming again this week!

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    1. Hi Jennifer! Thank you! :) Well, glad you got some flowers, too! It must be that the weather has been much warmer for longer! xx

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  4. Time flies. Love the Queen Ann.... You have to write more about that yarn. I love it!!
    This summer I had cosmos in my garden, but not now..
    Enjoy them. Have a nice evening

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    1. Hello Monica! Thanks - these are really the last of the flowers, I think! Soon it will be too cold! Have a nice weekend! xx

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  5. So beautiful lace scarf and cowl!!
    Great flowers,have a nice sunday,greetings.:*

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  6. The cosmos is so pretty and what a lovely colour. Your scarf is very delicate and cute x

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments!!! xx

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  7. Beautiful blooms for the time of year we have had such mild weather. The lacy scarf is stunning and I love the cowl. Have a great day off.

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    1. Thanks, Lorraine! The weather continues to be mild here. Another day of sunshine!!! Have a nice sunday! xx

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  8. Hi Ingrid, wow your lace Queen Anne scarf is beautiful, love the colour.
    So many flowers at this time of year for your to enjoy, my sweet peas have long since gone. Lovely Cosmos, they are cheerful.
    Have a lovely week.
    Helen

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    1. Hi Helen! Well, they really are the last flowers, yesterday I cut back the rose plants. I had sweet peas all summer long, every time the seeds ripen, I replant them into my pots and they keep growing!!! Enjoy your week, too!!! xx

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  9. Cosmos are my Favorite!!! i love yours

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    1. Hi Kathy! Yes, I love their deep magenta colour! xx

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  10. Hallo Ingrid! Mooie bloemen op je terras! De blauwe bloemen zijn , denk ik, akelei ( aquilegia) . Het blad klopt wel niet! Maar dat is mss het blad van de cosmos dat we zien!? Stuur anders een paar detail foto's, zowel van het bloemetje ( aan de voorkant) als van het blad!
    Ik ben volop aan het breien, weeral teveel projecten tesamen!!! Op Ravelry kan je een beetje de vorderingen zien! Ik brei nu ook de brioche sjaal van Lee Meredith, maar ik maak ergens een fout , steeds dezelfde, en ik vind het niet echt!!! Toch blijf ik proberen!
    Zou je dinsdag kunnen komen naar het breicafé? Hopelijk wel! Tot binnenkort!
    Xx

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    1. Hi Christine! Jaa, Akelei zal kunnen! De bladeren zijn van de Cosmos inderdaad! :) Veel breiplezier nog! xx

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  11. I'm still impressed by the number of the projects you have and by the quality of your work ! Have a creative day !

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    1. Dear Geraldine, that is such a lovely compliment! Thank you!!! xx

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  12. Hahaha, het is inderdaad heeeeeeel herkenbaar dat ik snel mijn ene project af wil maken om aan iets nieuws te kunnen beginnen! :) Er is zoveel leuks te haken, ik zou willen dat ik nog sneller kon haken en nog meer tijd had, hihi. Mooi he, die bloemen en het prachtige warme weer van afgelopen weekend. Wij hebben er ook echt van genoten. Groetjes

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    1. Dankje, Lizette! Ik heb juist over mijn weekend nog geschreven! Veel haakplezier!! xx

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  13. Really love your Queen Anne lace scarf. The colours are beautiful.

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  14. Your scarf is just beautiful!!! I am sure that you will love wearing it. xx

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  15. I really appreciate your close up photos because it is fascinating to see the different effects of different stitches and treatments of the same yarn.

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  16. Ingrid, I do love your blog. You always make things that make me want to dig out the ones I have made. I love the south bay shawl pattern it is so easy and rhythmic . I have made so many of my friends the queen anne scarf .Love that pattern so much.
    Have a lovely weekend

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