Monday, 15 February 2010

Winning Ways Part 2: A Fashion Forward Post

The lovely and generous and kind and talented Kate ran a giveaway on her blog for a handknitted item of the winner's choice - and I was lucky enough to win :-) I requested something in a bright colour, and mentioned my love of scarves. Kate found the most beautiful raspberry coloured wool and went one better than a scarf! She created for me a stunningly gorgeous little shawl:

 Check out that rich colour! Check out the detail of the lace edging!


Oh my gosh I just *love* it :-) (She also sent me a big bar of chocolate, which was a most unexpected and welcome bonus!)

Kate had also come across a fab post over at The Wife Knits, showing lots of different ways you might wear a shawl. So far in the few days since I received my exciting package from Kate I've gone with the 'wear it as a scarf' option (perfect for the cold weather we're still 'enjoying') but I look forward to experimenting a little with some of the other ideas here - I really like the look of the shrug, and the skirt/sarong appeals to me too :-) Pictures of me modelling those styles may or may not follow.... (You know how camera shy I am!)

Big thanks to Kate for my lovely prize xx

PS It seems particularly cheeky to ask this as part of a post that tells you about a prize I've won, but if you would be so kind as to vote I would be so grateful... xx

17 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Lucky you...how gorgeous....look forward to seeing all the ways it can be worn.

debs14 said...

Such a gorgeous colour, you lucky thing! And how fine those stitches are, must have been knitted on teeny tiny needles. We look forward to seeing the modelling photos!

mise said...

That's a beautiful giveaway prize, in a lovely colour. A huge amount of time and care must have gone into it. Perfect as a wrap over a simple evening dress. I hope you get many years of fabulousness out of it!

Sian said...

Wow, you are on such a winning streak. What a beautiful prize you lucky thing.

JO SOWERBY said...

what a lucky girl you've been lately, you must be behaving yourself. love the design of your shawl, it's obviously a labour of love.
Jo xxx

sharyncarlson said...

Very lucky! The color is so delicious and I love how detailed and gorgeous the knitting is. What a wonderful prize for you to enjoy :)

Karen said...

It's simply beautiful, and I hope you'll consider a photo shoot so we can see it "in person." The design she chose is so gorgeous, as is the color.

Deb said...

Seriously, Mel?!?! You are on such a roll with blog giveaways! Maybe some of your luck will rub off on your followers. :o) Congrats, you lucky girl!!! The wrap is absolutely gorgeous.

Rhona said...

What a gorgeous shawl, beautifully knitted.
I remember lettuce sandwiches too ;) but I like mine with a touch of salad cream on them as well as the butter. I think I'll save that for summer though!

Clair said...

What a fantastic win. You're the luckiest bugger I know x

Maria Ontiveros said...

That's beautiful! I've actually won two things recently. I"ll definitely have to blog about them when they arrive. I love prizes. LOL!
Rinda

Lizzie said...

Yes Mel, it's very cheeky! Hee hee!

I have a couple of shawls. They are beautifully folded, in the bottom of my wardrobe, because I keep them "in case I need something special"... Time to bring them out and experiment! Thanks for the link to "TheWifeKnits" post.

Your prize is a thing of beauty, to be sure. You're a lucky person! Have fun experimenting with different ways to wear your lovely shawl/scarf!

Amy said...

This is absoluetly gorgeous! You could wear it with anything ... do show ;-)

chevgirl said...

You are so welcome Mel! Sorry it took a while to get to you. It didn't take long to do as it was addictive in the end. I am so glad you like it!! I better get cracking & finish the one I am doing for my Mum for her birthday. Oha nd the needles were 4mm & yarn 4ply so it grew well.

Krystle@CraftyHabit said...

This is so cute!

emily said...

i love this color...looks great paired with navy.

RachelB said...

Wow, I love that colour! What a great prize.