I am a bit sad about this cardigan, I bought a kit and there isn't enough of the 'blue lagoon' colour. I haven't even gone all the way round with the border yet, still have to knit the neck ties and do both sleeves which have a band of the colour and another bit of moss stitch on the cuffs. I have contacted my supplier, hopefully I will be sent some more of the yarn so I can finish it. This kit was expensive!!! I have to add though, that it feels and looks beautiful!
So, while i wait to hear about that cardigan kit, I wound a couple of the skeins of this gorgeous (but not so soft to knit with)yarn. Any guesses as to what I am making here? The yarn is Peace Fleece....it is stunning. So many gorgeous flecks of colour in a neutral, beigy brown background. Apparently, this yarn softens with washing and wearing and it has a lovely mohair halo to it as well. It's a bit like knitting with expensively beautiful string!
I have been totally spoiled by my 'Fall into Autumn' dishcloth pal...Alison made me the most gorgeously soft cloth, which is going to be a face towel for me rather than a flannel. It is larger than a normal flannel and it will dry my face beautifully, I love it! The yarn she used is 'Patagonia' nature cotton by Araucania. I have never ever felt such soft cotton before, it is truly gorgeous and, lucky me, a whole ball of the delicious stuff was included for me to play with! So many yummy goodies, some soap, shaving soap for Barry (he is such a spoilt boy!) , a bar of the most yummy looking chocolate that I am waiting to devour. I answered a question about my idea of luxury and said I would love to be watching a film, knitting, with Barry massaging my feet. So I was sent a pot of some magic cream for him to use. It pongs a bit (eek!!) but it really does soften the feet, like magic really!! (the smell soon diminishes) ;^) Such a thoughtful pal. Thank you Alison, I am so happy with everything you sent me!
Alison wants to know what the word 'pongs' means.....well here is my reply: "haha...it's a bit smelly, not unpleasant but not too pleasant either. Smells earthy, like hay a bit! I do like it, honest I do! I love the results anyway, nothing like having your feet massaged whilst watching a film and knitting!"
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