Today’s Table – Winter Woolies

Today’s Table – Winter Woolies

Hello all of my lovely readers out there in blog-land! You’d never guess the seasons were changing, but there has been a decided nip in the wind since our return from the United Kingdom!

The shawl I took with me on the trip (scroll to the bottom) has been dismantled. I decided that what it actually needed was beads, and would need to be started again from scratch to add them in. Of course, the beads I bought were too small for my crochet hook … it’s been an on going saga ever since. I’ll keep you up to date when there’s actually progress on that front, shall I?

But I still needed something warm and squishy and sparkly to wrap around my neck! I was fixated by this point! I guess it was a good thing that the local yarn store was having a big birthday sale where I could buy some discounted Kidsilk Eclipse! Soft, squishy, and sparkly! No beads required!

Without much effort I was cast on …

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and the pattern was emerging!

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Before I knew it I was cast off too!

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Then blocking!

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It’s not as big as I was hoping for, but it is everything else I wanted! And it should get me through until I finally work out the beading debacle.

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In the mean time, I’m now working on my colour stranding technique.

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I’m not very practiced at this and it still needs a LOT of work to even out my tension. I’ve had some handy hints though and hopefully I’ll have it sorted before I begin on the matching mittens!

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As you can see, Edgar is quite upset with the amount of room on the couch that all the extra balls of yarn are taking up too! (Only seven colours.) Bring on the cold weather! I’ll be ready!

To all our friends and family in Australia at the moment, please stay safe. We’re worried about all of you.

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