I have been using the gorgeous Newfoundland yarn that Monika sent me to knit up this little scarf. I paired it with a broach I made from a fossil bead I bought on etsy. It's the perfect accompaniment to the pouring rain that has been soaking Edinburgh for days. A little warm snuggly scarf guards against the cold and makes even the torrential rain seem fun!
I have also started this alpaca scarf. I love the fan pattern, its a bit lighter than the traditional fan and in this lace weigh alpaca is very soft and flowy. It is inspired by Moonstitches' Rhubarb scarf
In the spirit of the great blog show and tell, I thought I would share some of mine. I really enjoy reading everyones' and have added so many to my google reader that I'm struggling to get through them each day!
So here they are... Just a small selection (I love so many!) I have tried to give a wide variety not just my crochet crushes...
Kinoko : This young lady is making simply stunning things. What an eye! I think her Charlotte is just about the most ethereal thing ever crocheted. She has also introduced me to all sorts of new baking!
Moonstitches : I am in awe of this blog. Everything about it is just so beautiful. Her color combinations are just astounding, and the whole blog has the most glorious look and feel.
Queer Joe's Knitting Blog : This blog always makes me laugh! What amazing projects. I am not a knitter, but every post makes me want to learn!
Q.D Patooties: Just about the cutest bears known to man, and now crocheted sock monkeys! Who could want more.
Soto Softies : I am a bonfide fan of Maritza's work. It is just sheer joy. I have also been enjoying her new blog Inside the Softie Machine that gives an insight into the world behind the amazing softies.
Owlishly: I am also a long time Owly fan. Her new softie Lana is just adorable. A little girl dressed as a sheep. How astoundingly cute is that.
Figs with Bri: Every post from Bri just makes me drool. I wish I could have her eating experiences or one day try her food a single time. Even her photographs are good enough to eat.
Living the Simple Life I Want: I have a dream to live the simple life, and I am learning how to save and spend less from this blog. It really is an inspiration. As is Irish Sally Garden; although sometimes it makes me hurt, I just want that life so badly.
Lucky Beans: This blog reminds me of my childhood. I grew up in Africa, amongst other places, and with every post I can even smell it when I read. It's amazingly evocative for me.
Craftybits: June's blog was the first I started to read. It has a wealth of knowledge on it, and is great for the beginner crocheter.
As some of you may know... I have a new job and will soon move to a new city - though Glasgow isn't really that far away. I am going to really miss my old job and my colleagues, but I have this amazing photo to remember them all by. It was taken many years ago and no one can remember by who or where, but it is of a baby lobster just before it is released from a hatchery. How cute is that! Can crustaceans be cute? I think so. I guess it is a bit like me! Heading into the unknown.