|Scheepjes Stardust is a very soft and fluffy blend of Mohair, Wool, Acrylic and Metallic Polyester.|
Several months ago I cast on this 'travel' project while headed to the Netherlands. Improvised from just one ball of Scheepjes Stardust* (read more about the yarn here) it required very little concentration and so was perfect for knitting at the airport and while chatting with friends. After weeks of procrastinating about how to finish it off (as it was improvised, I didn't really have a plan) I'm using a cute little picot bind off. It will be finished this afternoon, and if I have time to wash and block it before I pack for our imminent holiday in Cornwall, I'll try to get some photos of it on the beach or cliffs. If you've seen the earlier post, you may be surprised to lean that it's not a shawl!
|Scheepjes Whirl is a 1000m (!!) gradient made from cotton and acrylic, available in a range of stunning shades!|
Of course, with that project about to come off the needles, and a ten-hour return trip to come, I need another project which is suitable for travelling and holiday knitting. I'm still conspiring with this ball of Scheepjes Whirl in Green Tea Tipple* (it seems to be sold out at the time of writing, but you can sign up for email alerts!). I've already swatched various knit and crochet stitches with it and I'm still not 100% sure what it'll become but I do have a plan for something quite simple (to make) which will show off gradient of the yarn. Stay tuned.
As well as that I'll be packing a copy of No Serial Number, which was recently sent to me. This an independent quarterly magazine which I'm sure many of you would also like as it's "an eclectic lifestyle magazine about eco-conscious and heritage craft, design and fashion". I'm enjoying it a lot, especially the articles about eco-printing (my recent lino printing experience sparked an interest in other types of pattern transfer) and felting. I'll be publishing a detailed review of the magazine in a few weeks, when I'll also be interviewing one of the (family-)team that produce it. In the meantime, you can check out 'No Serial Number' at the website, on Facebook or Instagram.