Fay has a true gift for making things. Whether it is cooking beautiful food, tiling a bathroom or stitching a skirt, she achieves excellence in anything I have seen her try.
Imagine how excited I was when she turned her skills to making a shawlette/scarf inspired by In The Light of What We See!
As Fay knows I am a novice crocheter (and she wanted simple pattern that could be done while listening to an audiobook or watching television), the pattern is suitable for beginners. It has a geometric edge pattern, and I can absolutely picture Mina wearing it.
Plus, she found beautiful hand-dyed yarn (by Ripples Crafts in Scotland) in colours which match the book cover perfectly.
Yes, she’s a genius.
To celebrate my very first ‘bespoke book-inspired pattern’, I’m giving away the audiobook of In The Light of What We See, the exclusive pattern, and a skein of hand-dyed yarn (enough to make the shawlette). Just head to Twitter and RT/follow to enter!
You need to follow both my account and Fay’s – @ma_dashper and @SarahRPainter
Terms and conditions:
To enter you must follow (or already be a follower!) of both accounts and have retweeted the competition tweet.
One entry per Twitter user.
One winner will be chosen at random. The prize: one skein of yarn, the crochet pattern and one copy of the audiobook (on CD).
Giveaway is open internationally and closes at 9pm (GMT) on Friday 2oth May 2016.
Look at these sweet little crochet houses. They’re available from Etsy (MonikaDesign), priced $35 (just over £20). You get six in the set; four little ones and two tall ones. You can use them as coasters and bookmarks, or stick up the whole lot as wall art. Want.
Not only am I neck-deep in book revisions, but I have something else going on this week that is keeping me busy (in a happy kind of way, I’m glad to say), which is a long-winded way of saying ‘sorry for the pathetic not-really-a-blog-post’.
For pretty pictures, spring-time inspiration and more crochet than you can shake a hook at, I suggest you visit Attic 24.
And if that doesn’t brighten your day, try this pre-schooler playing ukulele. Yes, I know it’s a couple of years old, but it still has the power to unshrink my black and shrivelled heart. At least for a moment.