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Friday, September 28, 2012


I might have just slightly derailed my list of things to finish; Ysolda Teague has re-released the Orchid Thief pattern, it's a pattern I've always loved the look of and although I have it in the book it was originally in I've bought the revised edition which has been re-written to be easier to knit.    I bought it, dove into the stash and have already cast on!   I'm using my Merino/Possum/Silk blend yarn (Supreme Possum Merino) in Airforce Blue.   It already has bloom, once blocked it should be amazing (and warm!).   I had been planning an Ishbel with it, but this will do nicely instead.
About 10 rows in.

Despite this derailment though I have finished the back of my Central Park Hoodie, though I've not yet cast on the fronts.

I've started cutting out George's quilt.  The fussy cut dragons are done, and today I got halfway through the 8.5" x 2.5" strips, hopefully the other half will be done tomorrow, I tried this evening, but it's too dark.

A couple of finished projects that I haven't shown photo's of before include Thomas' cowl being modelled
looks really good!    Been too warm for him to wear now though.
And finally the new cover for the Tablet.
Old blanket repurposed, the embroidery is circular T's and mean Thomas' Tablet.
One thing I forgot to mention earlier, on Saturday when I went to the area open day (spinners and weavers) I found out I'd won the guild raffle that month!    I got the most wonderful shawl which is in the perfect colour for me and a nice shape I've not got anything similar to.
The pattern is Epsom by Vintage Purls, I am so lucky!
I did pick up 3 lots of fibre.   1 from Anna in an apple green which will be for a hat for Ian (merino silk) and it will be replacing the one school lost for him.  It won't be going to school.   1 lot of buttercup yellow merino/nylon from Wabi Sabi Fibres which is gorgeous and finally one bump from Kate of Heavenly Wools in the Barrier Reef colourway.   I have already several lots of that colour on other bases (various shades of grey), once this arrives I'll spin it up fine for a graduated look.


Kat @ I Saw You Dancing said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Rachelle, love the blue of that central park hoodie!
Thanks for being a part of Blogtoberfest, hosted by Cathy aka {tinniegirl} last year. Thought you might be interested to know that we're running it again in 2012. You can find all the info at:
And we're kicking off this Monday! Would love to see you there.
Kat xxx

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for that Kat, have signed up!

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