This has nothing to do with Frig Off Mother Nature, who dropped another 15cm of snow onto our fledgling spring day before yesterday.
(and apologies for not being as interactive with comments as usual – I’m always a flighty mess with ADD/OCD but I
suffer adore Spring Fever on top of that!)
It does have to do with stashbusting, crochet – I’m still on the jag, Madeline Tosh and spring fever that can’t be denied. Shovel duty notwithstanding.
‘Over The Rideau‘ came off the blocking mats first thing this morning and I’m happy with this one, maybe even a bit barmy! There’s a scarf size version, hooked in Tosh leftovers from my ‘Pennae Shawl‘ and last night, a cake of KnitCircus leaped from the shelf and demanded that it be worked in this pattern too!
It’s that quick, easy and a one skein project when worked without mods to size. For someone with as any OOAK, limited and yarn club singles as me, I’m finding I can bang out one of these in several hours and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to an adventurous beginner.
Over The Rideau’s portfolio:
Over The Rideau shawl ~ finished 4
Over The Rideau shawl ~ edging detail.
Over The Rideau shawl ~ finished 2
Over The Rideau shawl ~ finished 1
Always a bridesmaid… Wait! I’m a shawl! 🙂
As unpacking progresses – now to the boxes of items that had been stored for ages anyway – I’m finding there are many bits of my old life that I’m happy to let go. Former hobby items mostly and collectibles accrued before I realized that yarn takes up less room!
If you are a fan of counted cross stitch, I have many beautiful kits and patterns for sale in my Etsy shop, including: Just Nan, Laura Perrin and Mirabillia. If you are a lover of teddybears, I’m listing many miniature to medium size OOAK and limited edition artist teddies at my Ebay shop. There just isn’t room for them in my new place. Feel free to contact me here or there if you have any questions, the links for both shops follow just below:
Karin’s Etsy Shop and Karin’s Ebay Shop
Viola 2/5 bear ~ Ebay
Mirabillia cross stitch pattern ~ Etsy
White Cloud OOAK bear ~ Ebay