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Buttermere Chelford

The title seems to have a ring to it. Can you guess what this is gonna be about? I wouldn't if I just stumbled across this name on the web. Here is the story for the name. Buttermere is the name of the pattern I used for knitting the shawl below. You can get the pattern from [ravelry]. I do apologise for the picture to be upside down, I'm sure your all brainy enough to imagine it the right side up. Here it is whilst blocking out Doesn't it look pretty? I think it does with the added beads to make it more special. This shawl is for keeping you cosy during the summer nights and a nice delicate touch during the winter. Chelford is the name of the wool I purchased from 'Yarns from the pla

Hooked on hoop

It's been a great journey so far with setting up this little venture in cyberspace. KalokShekEllen is now on Facebook and Etsy. How exciting this has been for me. Please check it out and share with your friends. As with everything else, it will start off slow but I'll get there soon enough. I'll have the odd post on Instagram too so you can follow me there as well.The links to Etsy and Facebook are provided below. Over the past few months I've been getting ideas from all over the place. I got hooked on to making earrings since these are quick and easy to make up. I even plucked up the courage to try out crocheting with wire however, I will need more practice with that to make it look li

Branching Out

Here I am.. Sitting in a coffee house whilst blogging. Over the past few weeks, I have completed a few projects. I once was a knitter who liked to have several "work in progress" (WIP) on the go. I realised it didn't work for me as because my mind is continuously running on ideas of what to knit next. I don't own a lot of yarn in my stash however, I'd like to get through it all at some point. The only part that keeps me behind all my schedules is doing a tension square. It's a pain but its gotta be done to get the garment the correct size. I learnt this the hard way. Anyways, I'm not here to rant about the negative. The following project is a lace scarf which I used a lovely Blue Sky


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