I follow a crochet designers blog by the name of A Creative Being and on one of her posts she asked for comments on what colours you would use to make this beautiful shawl. I put shades of grey, and won a free copy of the shawl. I was a little bit chuffed I can tell you. You can find it HERE if you would like to buy it for yourself.
So, I really did mean to do it in shades of grey, but hadn't realised what a nightmare that would be finding the yarn. Now, of course, I could mix yarn types but really I wanted it to be all the same make. I could order some online, but being an impatient soul, I wanted to get started sooner rather than later.
I popped up to Hobbycraft and got the Sirdar Ella range in Grey, Pink and Cream. It;s a pretty DK yarn with a strand of glitter running through it. Perfect.
I made a start, although this one below had to be unpicked as there are too many 'petals' in it. (must learn to count!)
Start again, a cute pile of grey and pinkness - such an 80's colourtheme. I had grey and pink striped curtains in my bedroom way back then - the material was horrible if I remember correctly.
But it has made a comeback and it does work well together.
Just to put it all together now :)