Friday, 30 August 2013


Okay, so maybe not a book, but a pattern in a national magazine is an exciting event, non-the-less. This was issue 59, in April, 2013.
 The original cowl ,in Yarnwise, was knitted in Langs' Mia yarn. A little reminiscent of Icelandic wool, to use, but much softer. I used every bit of one ball.
I also knitted it up in two other yarns. The bright blue ( below, top) is in Coldharbour Mill Pure Wool Aran. That yarn comes in 100gram skeins. The cowl took  a bit more than half the skein. .The teal coloured one ( below, centre) is knitted in Mirasol miski. Two 50gram skeins of Baby Llama were used for that cowl, with some left over.
I hope to release this pattern in my Ravelry shop by the Autumn.

It has been a busy summer, with lots going on in the garden. We now have a paved courtyard, with flowerbeds, at the back of the house. Instead of a part-demolished building mess. It is a joy to walk out of the back door, and be greeted by the smell of roses and sweet peas, rather than picking my way through rubble. There is still a lot to be done, but progress is happening!

I also have a new job.....I answered a small notice on Ravelry, and was invited for an interview. It all happened very quickly, and I now work for Juno Fibre Arts...(   )
This must be the dream job of all, for fibrey folk. I get to squeeze yarn, and talk about the relative merits of each, and speculate on what could be made with it, and ..and.. well, you get the gist. 'Excited' and 'pleased' do not really cover it.

I have lots of other projects to show, but need to get some pictures sorted out.....nothing new there! There are also a couple of things on the needles, and yarn just waiting in the wings to be transformed.
Onward and upward!!