Visitors to this blog could be forgiven for thinking that all that goes on here is spinning and sock knitting! You could also be thinking that half finished items appear here and sink without trace. Aha! This is the Luna Moth Shawl that I first blogged about back in April. It has sat a few rows from completion for a few weeks so I had a major blitz on it yesterday, blocked it this morning and here it is! It's made in Rowanspun DK and is a free pattern from Elann.com. As a pattern I found it quite hard to get into a rhythm with but I am so glad I persevered as I love the way it has turned out with its swirls and eddies.
It stood up to some fairly ferocious blocking as I wanted the points to stand out well. I have made quite a few shawls in Rowanspun as I like the contrast between the tweedy, woolly, flecked yarn and the lacy pattern. I also like some of my shawls to have a bit of cosy substance to snuggle up in. I am a habitual wearer of black so it is good to have a piece of clothing that makes me feel instantly feminine. I feel quite a different person swishing around in a shawl!
And now for something completely different. Look what the postman brought me yesterday morning! My lovely friend Elaine is spending a month doing lovely fibry things in the Scottish Isles. She must have seen my sad little face trying not to look envious as she left because she sent me this! It's a fleece from a North Ronaldsay seaweed fed sheep. The colours are gorgeous and she tells me that its best for outerwear like hats and gloves. We spent some time on our course looking at how to work from the fleece so I am very excited if a little daunted - any advice gratefully received!