Sunday, March 13, 2016

Slow and steady

I've been making progress on the gauzy scarf... the 2nd colour block is almost complete and it is looking lovely. I think it has an Eileen Fisher vibe to it. This scarf is intended as a gift, but might be hard to part with. :)

Scarf progress

Aside from the scarf, I don't have a lot of crafty progress to share this week. In my free time I've been on a kick to purge the house of unnecessary 'stuff'. Do you ever feel like that? I'd made a good start, but certainly have plenty more de-cluttering to go. It was nice to get a start on it. Could it be that spring is on the way and that drives the desire to have our homes feeling clean and airy?

The purging does not include yarn :) I welcomed the following beauties into my stash - a lovely gradient yarn from Pigeonroof studios. There are a few babies due in our family this spring and summer, and I was thinking that this would be adorable for a little baby girl project.

Gradient yarn

The other beauty we welcomed into our home this week is Macky. Look at this handsome soul!  His Momma is going to be travelling for some months and so we have the good fortune to have another furry family member until she returns.  I'm thrilled and have been enjoying snuggles.


Wishing you a great week ahead.

Sunday, March 06, 2016


I picked up some beautiful Habu yarn last week - N-80. It is 4 fine strands of merino that are wrapped in a black silk thread. I picked up 3 different colors to make a gauzy colour block scarf. I think this yarn looks really elegant and was eager to cast on immediately.

Habu N-80

I am using the Coco Knits Nora Fringe scarf pattern, minus the fringe. It is a basic garter knit scarf, and because the fine yarn is knit on larger needles, the resulting fabric is beautifully airy and light. I'd spent most of my craft time working on this, and am making good progress so far. This one is a gift knit.

Habu N-80

Habu scarf

Our new little furry family member took it upon himself to remind me that I also have the Clapok-tus scarf in progress too, by running laps with it around the house. Aah he's a yarn lover - skeins of yarn and knitted socks or slippers are not safe around this little fella! But look at this bundle of sweetness... yes, all is forgiven! 

So sweet

Yarn lover

His little show did prompt me to spend some time on this scarf too. Naturally this one is going much more slowly, but is very soothing to knit on. I love the colours in this soo much, and think that my natural preference is to work on the smaller needle sizes.

Sock yarn scarf

That's all from here. It is girls day today and we off to pick up the painted pots from last weekend's party. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday, and Happy Mother's Day to all in the UK.