number two – cape point

Half way through February already, doesn’t time fly when you are having fun!

How exciting it was when I received my Christmas Yarn box from Nurturing Fibres at the beginning of December last year. Filled with the most beautiful yarn, a yarn so soft and pretty…the brand new Eco Lush! Just look at these colours…

…and adding to my joy, it also contained pretty Eco Bamboo Bonbons.

I knew I had to come up with something very special for this new baby in the Nurturing Fibres Eco Yarn Family and today I am feeling proud and happy to introduce you to my latest design.

Meet Cape Point – a lofty and light large crochet shawl for all occasions, named after a spectacular place with towering stone cliffs, breath-taking views and rolling green hills just a short drive outside Cape Town. It may not be the southernmost point of Africa, but Cape Point certainly makes you feel as if you are standing near the edge of the world with crashing waves hitting the jagged cliff coastline.

I used Nurturing Fibres Eco Lush Yarn for my sample but Eco Bamboo would work just as well. Both yarns are delicate and soft next to the skin and have a beautiful drape. Eco Bamboo also has just the right amount of sheen for a little added glamour.

The shawl features two colours (two oceans) and simple pattern repeats, all finished with a stunning border (jagged cliffs).

Available as instant download in my Ravelry Store with a 20% Discount until midnight on Sunday 17 Feb. 2019 (GMT) – Just Click HERE 🙂

Hope you like it xo

seven wednesday stills – 1








Having just finished an on-line blogging course with the lovely Pip over at Meet me at Mikes, I have learned a thing or two. One message was that it is good to have weekly or monthly posts that occur on the same day each week/month. I decided that I like to do that, and the Seven Wednesday Stills will be my start on weekly themes…

This week we have…

1. Where I live…it’s in the ‘Land of Dragon’s’ – Wales

2. My Garden…hard work, but so worth it

3. My #carnivalecal cushion…almost finished. You can still find the pattern on lovely Poppy and Bliss’ blog

4. Parcels for my swap-partner in the #mishmashmosh swap on IG…posted to Oklahoma yesterday

5. Family…we (especially my ‘little’ sister) have had a heart-ache filled few weeks, here we are with our fabulous Pap’s

6. Pusteblume…after Daisies my next favourite growing wild everywhere here where I live

7. ‘Joy of Summer’…my latest shawl design. I need to find time to write up the pattern

So how do you like my Seven Wednesday Stills?

Do you think you will like this theme every week here at my place? I so hope you will.

Enjoy! X


nordic shawl – a journey

dear diary,

Today is one of those special Ta-Dahhhh moments… you know the ones I mean!!! The ones that make a lot of hours spent working on a project worthwhile.

As you know, I almost never use a pattern for my work unless I see something that jumps right at me and looks extra special. The Nordic Shawl is one of those extra special designs, and today I want to share it with you.


Earlier this summer I discovered the wonderful world of Annette’s blog called my rosevalley, and was immediately hooked. A native Swedish girl, married to an American and living in Switzerland, Annette’s blog is vivaciously full of life and beautiful photography. She shares her passions for crochet, sewing and general crafting by inviting us to join her in her colourful journey. As well as making some beautiful patterns available, she sells the most delicious of yarns. Tilda Yarn from Sweden is wonderful to work with and has a huge colour range, I strongly suggest you give it a try.

So there I was, totally hooked and looking at photograph’s of Annette wearing a beautiful crochet shawl for which she promised to write up the pattern, and what an extra special pattern it is. I could not resist and started work on my version of the Nordic Shawl almost immediately, as I had the perfect yarn in my stash.


For the main colour I used Dibadu’s Funnies, a 100% Merino yarn in a colour called Teerose, for the contrast colours left-over yarn from some of my own shawl designs was used.

I worked mostly following Annette’s pattern, apart from making some increases to create a wavy edge for a slightly softer drape. I couldn’t work my shawl quite as large as the pattern, as I ran out of the main colour yarn, but I am totally chuffed with the result 🙂

What do you think?

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If you want to see more versions of the Nordic Shawl go and look on Instagram #nordicshawl, I have a feeling there will be quite a few beautiful examples on show before too long, and why not visit myrosevalley today and download the pattern to make your very own colourfully cosy version of this beautiful shawl.

Thank you Annette for sharing your Nordic Shawl with us. x