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“Delicious Crochet Shawls” – book review and giveaway

“Delicious Crochet Shawls” – book review and giveaway

New crochet books are being published at the speed of light, or so it seems…
Even though I’m not much of a ‘material girl’, when it comes to inspiring crafty books (and yarn), I all of a sudden turn into… well, let’s be honest here: a bit of a greedy person. I “just” want to own them all! Typing this out now, makes me all go … oops, haha. Knowing I’m not alone on this (right??) makes the embarrassment somewhat better to handle 😉

Especially my wonderful publisher, Tuva Publishing, is releasing one beautiful book after the other, most recently “Delicious Crochet Shawls” by Lisa Cook (link to buy on Amazon here).
I felt so pleased, when Lisa and Tuva asked me to be on Lisa’s book blog tour: I loooove crocheting shawls, and I knew the book would be filled to the brim with splendid designs (plus, since we’re honest here: it meant one more “book-I-really-need” to tick off the list… 😉 )
So, very lucky me, and… very lucky YOU, because Tuva sent me TWO copies, one of which I’m allowed to give away to one of you lovely readers: YAY!

In no way was I wrong thinking that the book would have nothing but gorgeous shawl patterns, and I had a tough time picking…
After quite some deliberating I decided on the “Blueberry Muffin”; I loved the slightly bold design of the shawl’s body combined with ever so pretty, lacy border.
No time went into choosing the yarn that I wanted to crochet this shawl with: the peachy DMC Woolly (a 100% very soft merino, color 101, I used 7 balls) that I had in my stash, was a perfect match.

The rest is history, as they say. Following the very clear pattern instructions, I zoomed through the pattern. The book has charts for all patterns as well – a true bonus, if you ask me – and lots of inspiring photos of each of the 21 (!) shawls. I’m leafing through the book as I type this post, and again I’m struck by the lovely (pattern-, yarn- and color-wise) variety Lisa is giving us.
If you follow this hashtag (#deliciouscrochetshawls), and/or Lisa’s instagram account, you’ll see plenty more delightful examples of her shawls: all very inspiring!

As for me, I could not be happier with the way my “Blueberry Muffin” turned out, although mine is more of a “Peach Muffin” given its color; soon enough I’ll be wearing it with much pleasure, now that autumn has arrived in my part of the world.
Also, the urge to start another shawl from “Delicious Crochet Shawls” is huge, but I do need to finish some ‘wips’ first…

“Delicious Crochet Shawls” is a must-have for all shawl-loving crocheters out there. If that sounds like you, or someone you know: you can WIN the book here!

To enter you simply leave a comment under this post; this giveaway is open internationally, and will close Wednesday, October 3, 2018 – 22:00 (CET).
Make sure I can reach you via email – if I do not hear back from the winner within 24 hrs after notification, a new winner will be drawn.

edit: this giveaway is now closed – thank you all for participating! A winner has been drawn & notified.

Good luck to all!

Marianne xx

PS: do yourself a favor, and visit sweet&talented Frederika (here and/or here) tomorrow – she’s next up in the blog tour; I can’t wait to see the deliciousness she has crocheted from Lisa’s book!

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