I was very fond of you before recent events, and I have even more cause to be grateful for all your kindness now!
Towards the end of the summer, I realised that at some point I would (amazingly) hit the 500 post mark. So I decided I wanted to do a giveaway, of something I had made myself.
I don’t know if you recall that, in the process of making my Hopeful Stripy Shawl, I had to get the scissors out and slice a bit of it off?
I finished the shawl (posted about here) and got an idea about the stripy slice that I had inadvertently created. I had more purple sparkly wool and so put it back on the needles and made a border for it, resulting in this:
Here is a better view of it:
It’s made of Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze, a 70% mohair / 30% silk yarn which is light, not scratchy (for me, anyway), and surprisingly warm. The colour sequence of the stripes is from Kaffe Fassett’s Wentworth cardigan pattern.
As things have turned out, the giveaway isn’t perfectly timed with my 500th post, but hey that’s life…
If you’d like a chance of winning my Hopeful Stripy Scarf, please leave a comment. I shall pull a name out of the bowl (quite possibly with the Dafter’s assistance) on Tuesday, December 2nd, at 8 pm GMT. I’m happy to ship worldwide. Who knows, you might have a warm, colourful and hopeful scarf to put under your Christmas tree for yourself or a loved one!
Wishing all my American friends a very good Thanksgiving if I don’t see you before then.