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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Spiral Shell


I've been spiral shell knitting again. I couldn't get the colour wool that I normally use, but thought I would try this slightly darker shade 0053. It is still Sirdar Crofter DK, and I really like the result. 

I like to return to my own patterns from time to time. It is quite nice to just follow a pattern, rather than inventing, and sometimes gives me some fresh ideas. Although the thought "Did I really make this up?" also seems to pass through my head. Strange.


I also wanted to show you my Christmas presents which are in the background. Hubby bought me these lovely sea urchins to use as props. He bought them online from a company called Buy the Sea. I would really recommend them, as they were very reasonable, and although one urchin arrived broken they sent a replacement free of charge, and very quickly.



The pattern to knit a spiral shell is available on Craftsy and ravelry. I am working really hard at the moment on some new seaside patterns.

28 comments:

  1. Great job!I love shells!Your is amazing!Well done!

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  2. I love your work, every week you amaze me.

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  3. It looks soo beautiful!!! You looks so perfect.

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  4. Love you spiral shell, very well made!

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  5. Gorgeous! You are so good at "engineering"!

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  6. Hello, I am visiting from Tami and just want to tell you that your shell is fantastic! I don't knit, let alone shells!!!! I am thinking of trying through, I often see the most amazing knitting projects and then feel quite miffed that I am so hooked on crochet. xxx

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  7. Wow, I thought these were real shells when I looked at the link up picture! You have done a great job.

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  8. lovely work - you are so clever and that colour works really well :o)

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  9. It looks amazing, you are invited to share this with Show Your Stuff:
    http://www.treasuresmadefromyarn.com/2014/03/show-your-stuff_13.html

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  10. I love the spiral shell pattern and your shell looks wonderful in your collection.

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  11. That is just fabulous, thanks for sharing

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  12. I love this so much, you are so talented Ginny!

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  13. Amazing work, Ginny. They look so real. Colors are spot on!

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  14. Beautiful! It smells sea!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  15. Makes me long for the ocean!!! And I have months until I am back there with my toes in the sand.

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  16. so absolutely gorgeous! they are perfect!

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  17. Just hopped over from Annemarie's Haakblog linky and saw the picture of your shell and loved it. Very clever - love the blog too. I love crafty blogs that inspire me to get making :)

    http://asaucystitch.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Very neat shells. I love them! Thanks for visiting my blog this morning.

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  19. Both the authentic and knitted shells are beautiful.

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  20. Wow your knitted shell is beautiful.

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  21. Wow so life like...great job xxx

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