Lilli Pilli Shawl Is A Wrap

Very happy with this ๐Ÿ™‚ The endless garter stitch made this a bit of a grind but in the end is so-o-o worth it. I busted some stash too and that is always a good thing in my house.

I Like Fluffy!

So here is a little more fluff-ination. It would be fair to say I rather like these. All things considered what’s not to like about mega-stashbusting, fast, fun, not boring, seamless, reversible and fluffy! ๐Ÿ™‚ย ‘Tween Dusk and Twilight and Mulberry Mulled Wine Cowls details are on my Ravelry.

Keep calm and stay fluffy!

Make It Monday

This was a “feel good” weekend for me and I hope for you too. Nothing pressing in the garden – the last few plantlings are in, I bought and used my plant start and won’t do anything major again until the next four babies arrive and I have to move a grandpapasan hosta. I finished reading Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, a very interesting book, especially in detailing how that incident impacted world events. I also finished up myย Schultertuch / Dreieckstuch or as I call it: Pretty Maids All In A Row (for the scallop / cockle pattern).

Here is her portfolio :):

A Small Break From The Garden…

I’ve started a bunch of things, nothing new there. It’s hard to focus when the garden calls. Hard to stay awake at night after an evening spent working outside. I do love it though, and it looks like there’ll be a good return on the work so far. Keeping my enthusiasm to the scale of a small urban space is the only trick. Like all my passions, it’s a “go big or go home” deal with me :).

I am in love with my latest crochet project, Schultertuch / Dreieckstuchย and of the neglected, it is seeing the most love. I had some ancient Lorna’s Laces stash that demanded to be dusted off and it seems it will be a gradient-ish shawl, if all goes to plan.


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Anaea, now blocked and ready to go.

Finished for real :)

Finished for real ๐Ÿ™‚

And here is a closer look at the stitch pattern. This wouldn’t have been my first choice for a shawl. It was kitted up as one and I had begun the knitted version, included with the kit just over a year ago. I do love both yarn and pattern though.

Anaea Shawl Detail

A request from a fellow Raveller to buy some of my stash, led to a lengthy stash dive over the weekend and I came across some Elann Superwash Bamboo. Purchased years ago and with a note about the specific project it was for, it just grabbed me when I was really anxious to start something new. Couldn’t find the intended pattern but did find this, the Julissa pullover. Now these two… Yarn and pattern look to be a very harmonious fit and as I am just wrapping up neckline increases, it looks pretty good.

Elann Superwash Bamboo and cables.

Elann Superwash Bamboo and cables.

If anyone is interested in helping me get unburied from all this fibre goodness, here’s a link to my destash page on Ravelry, until I can set something up here for convenience.

WIP’s And Progress

I was beginning to despair of having anything fibre-related to post before the end of the week! Here at last though, the finished Scarves Plain ‘N Fancy (thank god I won’t have to type that again!) #7.

Ugly flamingo guts no more!

Ugly flamingo guts no more!

Now is lovely corded lace rib guts, lol!
Now is lovely corded lace rib guts, lol!

So happy to finally have this finished. There’s always a project that just hangs around like last nigh’s garlic :p

And that meant I can start something new! I’ve three projects on hold but they are all legit, I’m either out of the yarn or out of the right size pins. All of those have been ordered and should be here by the end of the coming week. I am trying to clear out my monstrous WIP bin of guilt though, so have pulled out a shawl started a couple years ago. I’ve long since lost my pattern notes so, I frogged and recaked it and am now working “Anaea Butterfly Shawl“.

These are the first few rounds:

Anaea (for the Peruvian purple butterfly). Purple of all shades and tints, is my favourite colour.

Anaea (for the Peruvian purple butterfly). Purple of all shades and tints, is my favourite colour.

I’ve since completed the core twelve rounds and on the 2nd repeat of the three-round main body pattern. Its working up very quickly in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport and in its currently still-slightly-rumpled-up state (I didn’t bother to soak it, just rewound) it looks like a happy, purple pansy sitting on the coffee table.