The pattern is a freebie on the Deramores website and it's a Debbie Bliss rice stitch cowl which is nice and easy to do, not too much concentration needed. You can just make out on the photo below how the reverse side pattern is different to the other. I made it with the gorgeous Debbie Bliss Andes in Lilac and it took three skeins but knitted up very quickly, the pattern is for a bulkier wool I think but it easily converts to other weights. I've been wanting to make something in this yarn for a while as I'm constantly drawn towards it in yarn shops to squeeze and stroke it so this seemed like an ideal project. Just right for this cold weather, it's starting to snow again as I write this.
Something else I've been wanting to share for a while now is this beaded glass cover. The crochet cotton I purchased from Italy last year and it came in a fabulous array of colours. The beads came from a local bead shop.I can't remember where I got the pattern, I think I adapted it from one off the internet. I will have to try and remember it as I want to make some more to keep the bugs out of our wine in the summer.
A bit of a disappointment this week is my new socks. I've only worn them about half a dozen times and the heels have worn through!!! It was the sock wool I got for Xmas and it was good quality so I don't know why it's happened. If anyone can advise on how to avoid it in the future then I will be pleased to hear from you.
Quick rag rug update, this is how it looks now. I leave it on the floor all the time when I'm not working on it but I walk round it rather than on it!! Defeats the purpose of it really but I can't bring myself to tread on it, seems wrong somehow as it's not finished. Silly I know.
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