As you’ve probably guessed from the title of this post, it was my birthday a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve just received a present that was purchased with money from my Grandmother – twenty balls of 100% cotton yarn! Unfortunately the order has been stuffed up a bit since I received only nineteen balls and some of the colours are different. But the yarn I did get is beautiful, so good I could almost eat it!
Also, I’ve started a new crochet project, one which I’m extremely excited about. My niece is into everything black, pink and white, and is on board the Monster High train. Absolutely loves the emo/goth/punk fashion. So I’ve decided to make her a skull shawl! I found the most beautiful black wool with tiny sparkling strands throughout, and below is my progress so far. It’s crocheting up surprisingly quickly, and I should well and truly get this done in time for Christmas.
With a bit of weight in the shawl once I get some more lines done, the little skulls should flatten out and be more obvious. I think it’s adorable, and hopefully my niece will too 🙂