Rainbows, Arches & Columns
The generosity of knitters seems to know no bounds! Today, yet another package was delivered by our postie for the charity Craft Fair. This time it was from Ceris at UKnitty who sent three gorgeous rainbow curly whirly scarves and corsages.
Don't they make a beautifully colourful display! Thank you so much, Ceris! Our stall in November is going to be absolutely brimming with knitterly goodness, and it's all down to you knitters and your generosity and selflessness. Here's another shot, closer up, so that you can see the corsages better. It really was like discovering a rainbow when I opened that package this morning, I can tell you!
Apart from my own knitted donations, I decided to have a root around in my stash of knitted items to see if there was anything there that I could add to the ever increasing cache and found a scarf that I'd knitted just over a year ago before I realised how a good blocking could improve lace. It's the arches and columns lace scarf from a free pattern at Crystal Palace Yarns knitted in Jaeger Extra Fine Merino 4ply (machine washable) in Heath together with a strand of Rowan KSH in Pearl. It was a crumpled mess when I took it out of the drawer but after being immersed in silk and wool wash and tepid water for half an hour, rinsed and wrapped in a large bath towel to absorb excess water and then blocked, this was the result.
And, just so that I get good value out of my dress form, here's the essential dress form shot. LOL