Monday, 26 June 2017
Miss Winkle Goes Hitchhiking
The Miss Winkle Scarf that I started back last autumn has appeared on my FAL list for the first two quarters of 2017. Deliberately started early as a gift for a friend so that I wouldn't be in a last minute rush before her birthday, I was of course casting off and blocking the night before it got wrapped for delivery! Last minute Sally!
I should also add that Miss Winkle met a bit of a frogging end and was ripped out to be re-started as a Hitchhiker shawl. Those little loops got the better of me, not because they were too difficult, but more because my attention span isn't what it needed to be. So, if you are considering the Miss Winkle pattern don't be put off. It was definitely me, not the pattern, that was at fault.
Sadly, in the skin-of-my-teeth hurry to finish the shawl for gifting, I forgot to actually take a proper picture of it - doh! You'll have to trust me that it looked nicer once I took it off its blocking towel. The yarn for this little gift shawl was chosen especially for my purple loving friend (it's called Velvet Grapes) and the Malabrigo sock yarn did not disappoint in terms of softness (not scratchy in the least). I know that an autumnal neck warmer isn't particular appropriate for a summer birthday present but well, I wanted to knit one for my friend (who I don't think knits herself). So, unseasonal it may be but I still hope she likes it.
By a hair's breadth, I've managed to finish this on time for the birthday and also just in time to claim a second finish on my Quarter 2 FAL list. Phew!