Okay, let's get this bit over with...I sent my lovely Deep off to Rowan yesterday, it's all out of my hands now. One thing which struck me as odd was they didn't ask for ball bands or proof of purchase or anything, oh well, they're the experts. I'll keep you posted.
In other knitting news I have finished a lovely present for my husband. No false modesty here ;-) Well, I say it's for my husband, it's a unisex style. As I was saying at the knitting meetup on Sunday- first up, best dressed!
It's Braided Mischief by Teva Durham from Scarf Style. I didn't knit it in multiple strands of tweed as recommended, I knitted it in a single strand of Debbie Bliss Maya, from getknitted. It is very long because I used three full hanks. I could have stopped sooner and it would have been long enough, but then I would have been left with oddments of the yarn just sitting there, taking up space. OMG, this yarn diet has really gone to my head!
It's a warm yarn to start with, and the basket-weave type cable pattern makes it even warmer. Good job J likes walking up chilly hills and braving exposed sea fronts. It is May after all. The reason this is for him is because he loved the Wavy scarf I did him in a different colour of the same yarn last year. Health to wear it.
And the shawl? The shawl is coming on just dandy. In fact if we hadn't been out enjoying the music of Dick Gaughan, folk singer, last night, I may have had two finished objects to show you. Watch this space over the next few days, I'm aiming for the weekend for proper pix. x K