Monday, 31 August 2015


I've already made a start on my new campaign. It involves a magazine, lace-weight yarn and crochet.

I recently added (yet) another magazine to my ever growing magazine stash. I do try not to buy magazines unnecessarily, however, I spotted Crochet Gifts (published by Practical Publishing) in Morrison's and remembered that I'd been asked to do an interview by the lovely editor Hugh Metcalf. I skimmed through and there was little old me on a two-page spread - how exciting.

On the following pages are the patterns for Red Riding Hood and the Wolf from my Crochet book Once Upon a Time in Crochet. Well I had to buy it, didn't I!!!

So with my new rules in place (you can read them here), I must either USE IT OR LOSE IT.

I really need to keep this mag and luckily a project immediately caught my eye - The Odeletta Shawl by designer Anna Nikipirowicz (

It's right up my street - simple and pretty (plus it looks very quick to make). The project calls for 2 x 25g balls of Rowan Kidsilk Haze, which is beautiful, feathery mohair/silk yarn, but unfortunately I can't wear it near my skin. So I had a little mooch around The Woolnest and produced a skein of beautiful organic silk lace weight yarn with more than enough meterage to match the 2 balls of Kidsilk Haze. Sorted!!!! I did have 2 skeins of this gorgeous yarn, so it looks as though I'll be making one as a gift too.

I started last Thursday (4 days ago) and I've made quite good progress. It was a little bit fiddly to begin with, as the yarn is so thin and my stitches very small, but now that I've worked a few rows, it's getting much easier to work with. I love the softness of the organic lace yarn and can't wait to wear this beautiful shawl.

How are you getting on - have you made a start yet on your own USE IT OR LOSE IT campaign???

Good luck if you have, and don't forget to share your projects here on Ravelry:
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Thanks for reading and Happy Crafting, Lynne x

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for choosing my Odeletta shawl :) Your yarn looks beautiful, can't wait to see it finished xx