Friday, March 22, 2013

March Ain't Leavin' Like No Lamb

Nope. No siree Bob. Not at chez Voie de Vie. Not during National/International Crochet month.

I'm pleased to show you my second completed shawl - the Icy Snowdrops (from the Snowdrop Shawl pattern):


I am doubly thrilled because this turned out so much better than I anticipated and I love the way it lays nicely on my shoulders. I am usually not so wild about stripes, but the darker, variegated stripes add depth and warmth to all that icy blue. Additionally, I added some beads for just a little bling (a gal can't go wrong with bling). It blocked well so it's got enough drape (considering it's worsted weight mohair), yet because of the mohair it's warm and stays in place. A very happy confluence of yarny events, if you ask me.

See the beads? Size 6 silver-lined Japanese
light sapphire.

And now, mes amis, I have a wee bloggy giveaway, not only to keep crochet's party month chugging along at full speed (which party really is year-round in these parts), but also to celebrate my latest pattern publication - the Blottir Bebe Snuggler.


From anyone who leaves a bloggy comment between now and the end of the day next Thursday, March 28, either about the spring edition of Crochet! Magazine or how you're celebrating crochet in March (or both, you can be chatty), I'll choose one name randomly drawn from the hat to win a copy of the magazine + one skein of Caron Simply Soft, to get you started on making a snuggler for someone you know who's expecting. Maybe I'll even get George Bailey to lend a helping paw when I conduct the drawing.



See - he's all ready and set to go. To where, I have no idea.

Make certain you head on over to Wisdom Begins in Wonder and see what our very own Wonder Why Gal has been up to this week ... along with all her fibery friends.




14 comments:

  1. ooooh, I like the looks of that caplet. I really enjoy mohair in items like that. The halo just adds to the affect especially when you add a bit of bling.

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  2. That is so pretty. This month I have gone back to my hook after a break of a couple of months. I am crocheted a blanket for my nephew who was due at the end of May, and who has arrived this week. Hmmmm I know it's going to be a good blanket, but he could have waiting a while longer to get it, I mean it's not even finished yet!

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  3. Your Icy Snowdrops is lovely. Looks very soft and warm.

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  4. I can't crochet, so not sure if I should be eligible for the draw. I do like your shawl. It looks so pretty and soft, and what I really like is the stripes. I keep finding cats in posts this week.

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  5. I like how that shawl turned out.

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  6. Such a pretty shape. Great job

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  7. So nice, Denise! And thanks for the give away! I gotta check out that pattern again, I know a ton of people who are expecting babehs this year!

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  8. You must be tickled pink to see your pattern in that mag. If I had something published, oh boy would I keep looking at it! Your cat is so handsome and stately.

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  9. I like the bling blings you added to the shawl, really offsets the texture nicely.

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  10. Wow! I absolutely LOVE this piece, everything is just so perfect, your version is divine. Wow again :)

    p.s. don't worry about putting me in the draw, the postage will be too much. Plus I still have my digital subscription of Crochet! can't wait to see your new pattern!

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  11. cute kitty!

    I love the sock monkey cuddle blanket in this issue of Crochet! The Kerry shrug is pretty cool too along with your Snuggler and the cute early morning tank top!

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  12. what a lovely capelet! it looks so fuzzy and soft *_*
    it must be awesome to see your own pattern in a magazine, congrats!

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  13. I Love giveaways and especially yarn. Your color combo is really pretty. Happy Spring!
    patmom on Ravelry

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  14. I like the stripes. The colors are an unexpected combination but work so well together. And I love the sawtooth edge!

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