Snail Mail Swap with Mousy Brown

I was so very excited to be part of Mousy Brown’s Snail Mail Swap and so now I can show you what I was working on for the last few months. We decided to make something to wear and I chose this shawl to make for her. It reminded me of Cornwall and as she grew up there and we went on holiday there when I was a girl living in England I wanted to capture those memories for both of us. The colour more closely matches up to this photo. I had such a great time working on this shawl and it was the first complicated pattern I ever used. I am so pleased with how it turned out, and I think Emily is as well. In return, Emily sent me the most delicious mittens. They are adorned in the sweetest embroidery and are toasty warm, I can’t wait for a day chilly enough to wear them. This little scarf is probably the softest thing you will ever feel, made out of her hand dyed angora yarn. It’s absolutely scrumptious and I love them both. Emily, thank you so much for the treats, I will treasure them. It was so much fun participating in this swap, thanks Mousy Brown for coming up with such a great idea.

crochet, gifts • Thursday, October 14th, 2010 • 9 Comments »
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9 Responses to “Snail Mail Swap with Mousy Brown”

  1. Teresa says:

    The shawl and the scarf are beautiful – the mittens are AWESOME!

  2. Mousy Brown says:

    I absolutely do adore it! Have no doubts – I am awed by that pattern too! πŸ˜€

  3. Rattling On says:

    Lovely shawl you made, I’m very impressed!! Both sides of the swap are beautiful.

  4. amanda makes says:

    Oh what treasure! I love ALL these makes! That scarf is stunning! I can’t concentrate well enough to do a pattern! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

  5. wendy says:

    That shawl is absolutely beautiful!! Is it knitted? I can’t quite tell whether it’s knit or crochet.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Wendy, it is crocheted. Thanks for the compliments, I am so pleased with how it turned out.

  7. Ag Ambroult says:

    I just read her side of the story yesterday πŸ™‚ looks like yo both made out like bandits πŸ™‚
    such beautiful, meaningful pieces you both created!

  8. Claudia says:

    I adore this shawl. Is there a pattern I could follow to make one for myself?

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