Friday, 2 August 2013

I Am Not Seamstress...

I am actually a knitter.

This is a free Ravelry download from Bea Schmidt, 'Maluka'.  Dead easy, a lace border and then pick up with stockinette short rows, took me 8 hours - 3 x The Wild Shepherdess, Nanny McPhee, Barbie Princess Charm School, Isaac Newton -  Last of the Magicians and half of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.  Knit from my favourite Garthenor Organic Shetland, absolutely the best Shetland ever.    All of my favourite most worn shawls are Shetland because it's warm, light, blocks within an inch of its life and just 'sticky' enough to stay in place.  I have - in order of descending price - knit shawls in Quiviut, Buffalo, Cashmere, Alpaca, Silk, Merino etc.  Shetland is the best it does the job.

Another Pyrex bowl for my collection £1, something else that's basic and straightforward does the job no messing.

1 comment:

  1. Just looked at the pattern and added it to my Ravelry library - think it might take me longer that eight hours though - more like the LOtR trilogy and all of the Harry Potter films put together! Jane x