Saturday, 11 June 2016

Off the big cosy wrap

This huge wrap came together in less than a week. A couple of sunny afternoons and a few evenings. Our kitchen island is two metres long and the width of the wrap exceeded that by a little bit. I've really enjoyed making it so there may be more of these in the future. E paid the highest compliment and said, 'I'd wear that' which means she'll probably 'borrow' it.

I deliberated over the picot edge but in the end I decided it looked more finished with it. It's a very straightforward pattern, in Simply Crochet (43) but also in the book Modern Crocheted Shawls and Wraps by Laura Strutt.

We've had an awful lot of rain here in Lincolnshire today. It was the perfect excuse to test out the warmth of the new wrap round my shoulders while I worked up a CAL square. It's definitely cosy and warm, both Harvey and Riley wanted in on the action, snuggling up next to me.

Before the heavens opened I took the dogs to our favourite spot and managed to walk a little further than usual. Still only a short distance and very slowly but I was so incredibly happy to manage that. Things could be on the up. I had definitely taken it for granted that I'd always have my dog walking no matter what.

On the down side Riley got up to his old tricks and found some fox poo to roll in. Despite the slightly stronger current and higher levels in the river I let him have a good swim to get most of it off. He wasn't ready for the current and seemed to glide under the bridge and down river rather speedily, he ended up clambering out a little further down than normal. It can't have bothered him much because he ran back over land to me, jumped in and did it all over again. Harvey, whose brain is wired up differently, decided just to swim against the current. Each to their own eh?

Yarn notes for anyone raiding their Aran supplies for this stash busting project: the main colour uses just under 300g, each of the four other colours uses comfortably less than 100g (from 60g to 80g). Using a 5mm hook.


  1. Oh, that's really beautiful. I can't believe how quickly you made it. Enjoy.

  2. Your hook must be on fire you made it up so quickly. I LOVE it, the colours are beautiful together.

  3. That's a gorgeous wrap Juanita. I can't believe how quickly you made it.

  4. That's a gorgeous wrap Juanita. I can't believe how quickly you made it.