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  • Delicious Crochet Shawls.
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    lynn bamber

Delicious Crochet Shawls.

Delicious Crochet Shawls.
I am really excited to be part of the blog tour to celebrate the launch of
Lisa's new book!  I am in great company and feel a little starstruck as the blog tour includes many a big name in the crochet world. 
CrafternoonTreats has a blog post and so far there are instagram posts from adele.griffiths, lottieandalbert and safacrochet. Still to come til the end of the month are posts from a number of well known and talented crocheters.
Lisa and I have collaborated on a couple of projects in the last year. She designed the wonderful Cumbria way shawl and we put together a kit. The shawl pattern is also now available separately from Lisas Etsy shop. She has designed a one Skein Shawl and a Cowl  both of them have a kit option. 
I have met Lisa and as well as being hugely talented she is a lovely person and a bundle of fun.She is so passionate about creating. She has a number of patterns for sale on Ravelry or her Etsy shop and all the designs are superb and her patterns are so easy to follow. She also has a head full of designs and what better vehicle for her to share some of them with us than a book!
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The book is published by Tuva Publishing. The shawls all have the theme of teatime treats and the names of them alone will have your mouth watering. The images of the shawls are well shot with clear images and it is a pleasure to look through. It is available on Amazon for £9.99. What a bargain for 21 patterns! The patterns are written in US crochet terminology but there is a handy conversion chart with UK conversion info on. 
Lisa says "Lots of inspiration for my patterns has been gleaned from places where we spend family time whilst touring around the UK in our caravan, such as the endlessly sandy Northumberland coastline and the sprawling picturesque views of the Lake District. It's from our caravan jaunts that I came up with the idea for this book, sitting in quaint tea rooms drinking fancy tea and eating delicious cakes and treats, it gave me the idea of creating patterns that I think tickle the taste buds and allow you to indulge yourself in creativeness. I'm thrilled to have realised my dream of creating my own book and I hope you enjoy my tantalising offerings as much as I've enjoyed creating them."
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It was a tough choice for the shawl I would make but I finally decided on the Neapolitan Ice. 
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I think it is a versatile shawl and have decided to make it for my Mum. The yarn I am going to use is Scheepjes Spirit. As a Scheepjes Stockist I have a wide range of their yarns to choose from but this is the one that seems to be a good fit for this shawl. I have not been able to start the shawl yet. We ended up in A and E with my daughter on a couple of occasions in the last two weeks and she has been unwell so I still have the anticipation and excitement of starting this new project. I just need Mum to decide which shade she would like to have it made in from the 13 gorgeous shades named after spirit animals. 
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I thought I would share a few of the other options I played with. 
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The First is Gooseberry Fool. 
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I felt the rich deep shades of Scheepjes Riverwashedxl fitted with this pattern. I couldn't choose between these three shades though. 
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The next pattern is Blueberry Muffin. 
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I love the shape of this one and after much deliberation I felt that the Scheepjes Secret Garden would be a good option to make this in. There are plain or variegated shades to choose from in this gorgeous 20% silk 20% cotton 60% polyester blend yarn. 
I could go on for ever! I have quite a few more options picked out for shawls from the book, However I will leave you with this one. 
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Rhubarb Crumble.
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 I thought one option to make this elegant shawl was WYS signature 4ply and I was drawn to these autumnal shades. I have so many other yarn options for this and some of the other shawls. I want to use some of the hand dyed ranges I stock. I think I will have to do another blog post! 
Next up on the blog tour is the turn of super talented Atty find it here Atty-s.blogspot.com.
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Well done Lisa! This is a fabulous book full of lovely patterns with a wide variety of styles.
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    lynn bamber

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