I feel sleepy.
I feel like January has come and almost gone whilst I have been somewhere else.
I guess that's not a bad thing though, January is a hard month. Dark, cold, bleak.
Today is sunny though, and I am thankful for that.
I just have a couple of things on the go, and almost finished.
Yet another Shawl. I love this pattern. It's on my Ravelry page. This is my fourth one I've made. I really fancied a butterscotch colour to go with jeans and white shirts. I think this one will get a lot of use. Each one i've made has been very different. Using different sized hooks, yarn and just continuing with the pattern until I get the desired size is great. Can you have too many shawls? Probably. But I have a couple more colours I'd also like made in this pattern.
Still on the 'cover up' theme.......another scarf is on the go. Last year I was given some heavenly yarn. It was called Grace by Louisa Harding. It was a mix of silk and wool. It was COMPLETELY DREAMY, in the loveliest of shades. I really wanted to find the perfect pattern to use it with. It has taken a while. I have made a few scarves in the run up to, and during the cold snap, but I wanted something quite luxurious.
I have been making block motifs to create a lovely long wrap around scarf. I had a lovely motif book that I wanted to try out. I chose 4 designs. I love them, but, boy do they take an age to do. Complete and utter concentration is needed. Well, it is for me anyway. It will need blocking too (which I loathe doing). I think I will love it though. I do think however, that the beauty of each motif might get slightly missed when the scarf is all crumpled around my neck.
It will feel soft and luxurious and i'm pleased with the prettiness of the blocks. Perhaps the blocks would be shown off better in a throw form, but I won't be making one, not with the levels of concentrations needed to do each one. That really WOULD take me forever!
I'll pop back in when they are done and if I can get some pics taken in decent light.
Roll on spring......