Another shawl is on the needles, but this time it was a case of frog first. The Wool Peddler is no more. I love other peoples wool peddler shawls as stalked on Ravelry but the plain navy Jaegar merino wasn't working. So inspired by a thread started(in my absence) on the wonderful & time consuming Ravelry 'At Home in Harrogate' group, about 'slow' living, organics, yarn diets (what's that?) and the like, 'Wool Peddler' became 'Candle Flame'.
Yarn & pattern seem happier together- more squishy. I have also opted, should you be interested, to opt for the 3 purl spacing between 'flames' to make a wider shawl. New on the needles are 'no purl monkeys'. This is another 'At Home in H'gate' KAL. The yarn is super soft merino & alpaca from the Natural Dye Studio & the pattern is a super easy, soothing knit.
The 'At Home in Harrogate group' met again on Wednesday. What a riot! I've seen less yarn & projects in some wool shops (or at least it felt like that!). What a bunch of enablers! Thanks guys!
Some garden time has involved sorting out the polytunnel (Thanks to MrJ's labours) & sewing seeds. So far: carrots, spring onions, Chinese Stir Fry Salad leaf & Italian Salad leaf, Coriander, Thyme, Basil, Chilis & onions. I have also undertaken extensive pot & tray scrubbing ready for the first instalments of plug plants to arrive.
About a month ago a neighbour & me got together to pour over the piece of porn known as the Dobies catalogue (not as good as yarn porn but quite good!) & encouraged each other to spend! Actually its worked out really well as we were able to share in some good offers, that would have otherwise delivered more plants than either of us could use individually.
As the weather is forecast to return to winter tommorow I think that a little extra insulation may be called for!