Thursday, 12 November 2015

Le poinçonneur des lilas...

I was looking at this skein and
though it would make a nice shawl, it's only 100 grams
I did a search on Ravelry and found this pattern:
A nice shawl with a lacy border, fast and easy to knit on the go you can put it down and take 
back exactly where you were at easily.
Before blocking.

While blocking
The little ball is what I got left from the skein. 

After blocking

While knitting all those little holes this made me think of Serge Gaingsbourg and his song
Le poinçonneur des lilas.
I found this video on youtube with the English translation.

Monday, 2 November 2015

West Coast Colour...

This was my prize from Team Canada 
on the TDF2015.

The colourway name is:   P.M.S.
65% Polwarth, 10% Silk, 25% Yearling Mohair.

It's an absolute soft delight to spin never a dull moment while the colours keep changing and it's keeping you spinning.
This was so much fun to spin.

I have opted for  Navajo plying for this beautiful yarn.
I like this resulting skein, it was a real pleasure working this top.
I would love to buy some more in the future.
I did check the website it's under construction so I guess it would be easier
to contact her directly on Ravelry:   Sheepkeeper.
Thanks for the wonderful prize.