Follow-up Friday – The “Monsoon Stole”

maRRose - CCC --- Monsoon Stole-23As far as crochet and finishing old wips is concerned, I’m afraid there’s not all that much to show you this gorgeous Fall Follow-up Friday.

You may recall, however, I was lucky enough to have been treated to an “all-inclusive” 4-day trip to Cannes/France by my sweet brother and his husband (gifted as a birthday present, back in February), and I love to share some photos of that wonderful voyage with you.

maRRose - CCC --- Cannes2015-53maRRose - CCC --- Cannes2015-52Cannes is my brothers’ favorite holiday destination of all; over the years it has become their home away from home.
maRRose - CCC --- Cannes2015-50They know all the fun little shops, restaurants, cocktail bars, beaches, and cool grocery stores even (my goodness …. Grandfrais, I love you), and they made sure they took me to most of them.maRRose - CCC --- Cannes2015-51maRRose - CCC --- Cannes2015-17In between eating, drinking, shopping and going to the beach, I did get some crochet in too.
maRRose - CCC --- Cannes2015-12I started The Little Bee‘s “Monsoon Stole” (with leftover Alize Cotton Gold from previous projects), and am absolutely smitten with this awesome design.
maRRose - CCC --- Monsoon Stole-13 maRRose - CCC --- Monsoon Stole-11So much so, that it’s already finished, ends woven in, washed and blocked – so here’s the tadah!
maRRose - CCC --- Monsoon Stole-22maRRose - CCC --- Monsoon Stole-20It’s one of those patterns that I just know I’ll be crocheting over and over again – the different stitches are simply beautiful together and the choice of yarn will make the stole look very different every time: I have a new infatuation …..

Love,
Marianne xx

12 thoughts on “Follow-up Friday – The “Monsoon Stole”

  1. The Monsoon Stole is a beautiful pattern and I just adore how yours turned out. Just gorgeous! Speaking of gorgeous, wow, isn’t Cannes a fabulous city, and isn’t your brother just the perfect host?!!! Glad you had a good time!

    Carole

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  2. Jealous! – both of fabulous stole and holiday destination! By gosh that food looks super delicious as well. I really had no idea a crocheted stole could look so fantastic. After seeing yours – I may now have to get outside my comfort zone and give crochet a ‘proper’ try!

    • I know …. and the food actually was at least as delicious as it looks …. Thank you so much for your lovely compliments on the stole, it’s such a wonderful pattern – a great way to start your crochet journey outside your comfort zone! Marianne xx

  3. Wow, what a marvellous and thoughtful gift from your brothers and so nice that that showed you around their favourite haunts. Such a beautiful stole too, I can see why you’re tempted to make more.

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