Page 36. Japanese Flower Shawl, well I think that’s what it’s called … it’s in Japanese! This seemed to be quite a favourite project throughout blogland in 2011; it certainly had me devouring each and every photo I came across.
Project-specific wool, always a grand start. Without anyone with me trying desperately for my sake not to look totally bored, I chose 9 colours with the brilliant names Latte, Dark Dijon, Venetian, Mouse, Swimming, Macadamia, Tomato Sauce, Canopy and Graphite, love it already!, in Morris Estate 8 Ply DK 100% Australian wool.
Love the central blue colour in this mix! When the shop assistant saw the colours I’d chosen she said it reminded her of a middle-European peasant skirt and, strangely enough, I knew exactly what she meant!! Try covering up the blue in the centre, not nearly as exciting a mix of colours, don’t you think?
Something went a little haywire along the way, and I came up with my own version, but still looking like a flower, I kept going the same way.
Hope you jump in and try something different whether it’s a Japanese crochet pattern, a new pancake recipe or purple hot-pants. Why not?!