Happy New Year!
I hope your start to 2018 have been as great as mine – we took an amazing family holiday to San Diego over Christmas, which was my first ever trip to North America, and I LOVED it! San Diego is a fantastic city, I could almost pretend I was in Australia. We ate our Christmas dinner outside in the sunshine, the kids played in the pool (well, the heated jacuzzi. It wasn’t that warm) and we just completely unplugged and enjoyed being together.
And now we’re back to reality, and it’s reveal time!
Just before Christmas I talked to you about the Our Tribe yarn collection from Scheepjes, and that I have my very own colourway, MissNeriss, and how proud I am. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the warm and positive messages and reactions, it was just the best way to close out the year.
I’ve finished working on my Our Tribe, My Tribe shawl, and have a couple of versions to share with you!
ETA: The pattern is live! Get your copy here!
The first is the Original, using a single colour (MissNeriss, obviously):
And I’ve also created a fade version too!
For my fade I used New Leaf, Look at What I made, and Jellina Creations. They’re three colours that to look at them in a ball you probably wouldn’t consider them as complementary, but they’re actually a great match, thanks to the common elements.
For something bit different, I’m going to host a mini-CAL! So when the pattern launches next week, I’m going to start making a new one, and post progress pics as I go, and I want you to join me! That way we can work on it together, chat about how much we love the yarn (obviously!) and I can help you through any parts where you might become stuck.
I’m going to host the mini-CAL on Instagram, under the tag #ourtribemytribe and to be the first to know about the pattern release (and to get a discount), make sure you’re signed up to receive my newsletter which will go out at the beginning of next week!
Ahead of the pattern launch and mini-CAL, make sure you get hold of the yarn!
For the single colour shawl you’ll need two skeins of Scheepjes My Tribe in MissNeriss (or another colourway should you prefer, and for the fade you’ll need three colourways, including New Leaf, Look at What I Made and Jellina Creations. Or of course a three colour fade in your choice. Be sure to choose colourways with similar elements throughout.
To get hold of the yarns, here’s a list of some of my favourite suppliers, in NL and beyond:
Wool Warehouse:* has you covered globally (including Australia and the US)
Caro’s Atelier*: my local yarn store here in Almere, with all the Our Tribe yarns, plus the entire Scheepjes range with great service!
Magnolia Tree Wools*: a small business, based in the UK, with a growing selection of Our Tribe yarns (including MissNeriss), plus lots of other scrummy things you didn’t know you need.
Of course there are also a bunch of other retailers across Europe, and a growing range in North America. You can find all the stockists on the Scheepjes site here.
And to tide you over for a few more days, here are some more photos!
Let me know what you think in the comments, and speak to you next week. I’m off to choose a new fade for my next Our Tribe My Tribe shawl in time for the min-CAL!