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04 February 2014

On the horizon


I've got a few things that I've dreamt up lately which have ended up, for one reason and another, staying behind the scenes.  Anyone following me on Instagram might be well aware of this fact, as they see pictures of half finished projects appear briefly and then disappear without a trace.

I'm pleased to say that I haven't forgotten these seemingly neglected items and have been making slow progress with them in the background.  Finally things are starting to come together and I thought I'd start showing you what I've been up to.

First up, I've got some very recent and seasonally appropriate experimentation for your delight.  These little hearts were one of those on the spur of the moment things that popped into my head and they turned out just like the image I had in mind.  Don't you love it when that happens?

I'm planning on making a couple of decorative hanging things for the mantlepiece which is, shock of shocks, bare at the moment.   So, while working on the hearts I'll need for that, I'm getting the pattern written up and nicely refined ready to share with you later this week.  Exciting!

The other thing that'll be showing up here very soon is a shawl that I originally finished in the Autumn.  I was inspired by Autumnal colours as you can see from the picture and it also works particularly well with some new clothes I got at that time.  I've loved wearing this shawl and it's such a quick and easy little thing to whip up that I'm thinking another one in different colours might well be in order.

I've chosen a few bits and bobs of yarn from my stash so that I could work my way through the pattern again, to give things a final check over and I'm really liking these softer colours together.  They remind me a bit of the softer, faded out winter palette I was thinking of for last month's Colour Collaborative post.

The trouble is, I haven't got enough for a full shawl in these particular colours.  Maybe I'd better go and check my stash again and see what I can rustle up.




S x





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27 comments:

  1. I have a lot of projects like that, lurking in the background. Your hearts are adorable :-) And your shawl is very pretty, especially in the winter colors.

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  2. I love your new shawl in those soft pastels - getting ready for spring! The stitch is so pretty too! Those little hearts are shaping up so nicely too. You are a busy bee!

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  3. Hello Sandra,
    Gorgeous little hearts, really looking forward to the end results. I love how your work is always so neat and precise.
    And the colours in your shawls all work so well together, truly loving having found your blog !
    Kate x

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  4. LOVE the hearts, do you have a pattern for them you could share?x

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  5. The shawl is lovely and I cant wait to try your little hearts.

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  6. Love the hearts and the shawl, such beautiful creativity, can't wait for the patterns!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Your hearts are adorable! I've heard the phrase "I'm working on my PhD" used in reference to picking up unfinished projects. PHD in this case stands for Projects Half Done. :)

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  8. I began a Cath Kidston inspired granny square afghan last spring? summer? It's being horribly neglected (I'll even have to reacquaint myself with the pattern!)
    Your hearts look yummy Sandra! How cute for Val Day!

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  9. Love those soft pastel colours, and the sneaky behind the scenes post :)

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  10. I love the shawl in your last photo! The softer palette really works together, it's so charming and pretty. I can't wait for more details!

    -Autumn (http://www.barntalkblog.wordpress.com)

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  11. your hearts are really adorable !!!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

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  12. I think your hearts are very cute and I'm sure they'll make a fabulous decoration for your mantlepiece. I love the colours you are trying out for your new shawl... beautiful!! :)

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  13. Love the sweet little hearts, and the shawls are beautiful, both autumn and wintery version! xxxx

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  14. I will be tuning in to see theses projects all finished. I have a lot on the go at the moment but eveything is on the cusp of finishing and it is really exciting. Jo x

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  15. What sweet little hearts! I look forward to seeing the pattern, I'm digging out the Valentine's decorations this weekend and they would make a wonderful addition...and the shawl pattern is so pretty, and it is very interesting to see it in such different palettes, it changes the 'mood' of the shawl completely, if that makes any sense? Chrissie x

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  16. Love all your current WIP's. Waiting to see the end result

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  17. Hi Sandra... Love the hearts! And I love the shawls, both versions, but the winter one with the soft, pastel colors, oooooh! You MUST find more from your stash (or in the store) of those colors, as they are just perfect! xxoo. JO

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  18. Sandra, this post is like crochet bliss. Love every stitch is beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  19. Another lovely post. Hearts are just lovely and vibrant. Those colours in the shawl - beautiful - just hope you have enough in your stash. Denise x

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  20. Loving your hearts - they are soooo sweet!! Can't decide which colour shawl I like best - they both are gorgeous!!!!! Sam xxx

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  21. I'm loving the winter palette in that shawl ... gorgeous :D

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  22. I really love the pale shawl colors and I went out yesterday and bought some yarn, lovely!!

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  23. Shawl are pretty, pattern are available?

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  24. Those little hearts are way too cute! The colors are hopelessly gorgeous! :D Ok, I want one of those shawls... what is that pattern you are using? Keep up the great job of keeping the winter blues away my dear friend,
    Hugs always,
    Beth

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  25. You are such an inspiration to me! Thank you for all this loveliness! Happy St. Valentine's Day!

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