Sometimes, your WIPs make you sad, and other times, WIPs make you happy. I currently have a couple of WIPs that are making me very happy indeed!
As some of you who follow me on Facebook/Instagram have already seen, my Noro bag is nearing completion.
I LOVE how it looks! I love all the bright colours, combined with the muted, softer tones. I used a navy green colour to join the squares and I think it really helps bring out all the vibrance. I’m planning on embellishing my bag with a combination of the following items:
Some feathers, some raw gemstones, hemp rope, and that gorgeous Kaffe Fasset fabric as lining. The bag will have one of these cute labels on the inside, made by my friend Nicollie.
While I was out gathering the feathers and the other embellishments, I couldn’t help myself and purchased a fabulous skein of gradient rainbow yarn. I got this at a local yarn shop (LYS) in Zwolle, The Netherlands but the yarn is actually from Estonia. It’s 100% wool, and it was a 263 gs skein, which I wound up in a center-pull cake, making it the biggest yarn cake I have EVER made!
The project I’m making with it is called the Festival Shawl, and is on Ravelry here, for free. It’s crochet and calls for fingering weight yarn and a 5mm hook, so I’m hoping this will be a nice and quick project! Already the colour change has begun, and the pattern is interesting enough to keep me happy making it (so no boring repeats of the same row over and over).
Oh, and one more thing making me reaaally happy this week: my Zatchel finally made it’s way to my doorstep yesterday! This fab UK based company had a massive sale about a month ago and I couldn’t resist. I mean, who wouldn’t want to own a gorgeous handmade daffodil yellow satchel?