Last Tuesday I popped into Stash and took about 5 mins to fall deeply in love with the newly-in Malabrigo Silky Merino. It is luuurvely! Yarn bought to knit presents with doesn’t count, and luckily I managed to think up a very deserving friend so two skeins came home with me and I made this:

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Pattern: Gretel, by Ysolda
Yarn: Malabrigo Silky Merino, 1.5 skeins (slouchy style), colour ‘Cloudy sky’
Made for: Stephanie (and I pinched her photo btw, I forgot to take any!)

Stephanie has cancer and although I only met her a couple of months ago, it feels like we’ve known each other forever. Stephanie’s take on the whole thing is so fresh, and funny and and endearing and I love that her blog posts are more likely to make me spurt coffee all over the computer than shed tears. Go read her blog and you’ll see what I mean, and have some kitchen towel handy for mopping up coffee. Oh, and don’t believe everything she says about me. I think it’s the meds talking :-P

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Second FO: I managed to cast off and block the shawl - always tricky over a weekend as Neil sleeps in too late. I must get me some of those jigsaw mat thingies for blocking on. I’m rather pleased with this :-D It’s a perfect size and I can see myself wearing it a lot.


Pattern: Flower Basket Shawl by Evelyn Clark
Yarn: Handspun Merino 2-ply, from Oceanwind Knits, via Socktopus, colour ‘Elderberry’
Made for: Mememe!

Next up? Hmmmm. Maybe finish one of the lurking wips? Doesn’t sound that much fun. I might get cracking on the Deep-V Argyle I think.

9 Responses to “Some FO’s”
  1. Kate says:

    Yes, it’s about time you did. Some of us are already on their second sweater of the year. *tuts*

  2. Carie says:

    Pretty and even prettier FOs - the flower basket shawl is beautiful against the light and it is the weather for shawls at the moment

  3. carole says:

    Absolutely beautiful shawl….

  4. Jen says:

    Wow. Shawl is gorgeous, I absolutely love the color and the pattern. Nicely done.

  5. Emilee says:

    Beautiful FOs!

  6. YarnAddict says:

    gorgeous beret and shawl.

  7. Faith says:

    The shawl is just swoony!

  8. Amanda Cathleen says:

    omg that beret is beautiful! Such a lovely blue! And your shawl is breathtaking too!

  9. Mulene says:

    I love Gretel. Must make another one but I’ve also seen another lovely slouchy beret that will look good in my colourmart cashmere that has needed using for a long time.

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