Here is the most recent donation for the Cancer Charities Craft Fair to be held in the Tithe Barn at Lenham on Saturday 18th November (not long now!!).
Louise, from Knitty in Pink, knitted and donated it! Isn't it lovely! It's nice and long, very soft and squishy and the corsage does make a nice finishing touch, doesn't it! Thanks again, Louise!
Talking of scarves, I finished the Mariel's Crystals scarf in the Japanese Feather stitch but now I'm in a quandary over how to block it as the label says "Dry Clean Only". The yarn is composed of pure silk and Swarovski Crystals so I'm assuming that it's something to do with the crystals. Maybe it's just the manufacturer being ultra-cautious as it's such an expensive yarn. The other thing I thought it may be to do with is the way the crystals are plied into the yarn. You have to be very careful to make sure you pick up the extra thread with the crystal on as you're knitting otherwise it would have the effect of looking as if the crystal was hanging, rather than knitted in, if you know what I mean. So, maybe if the scarf was fully immersed, this could stretch those separate strands in the plies that the crystals are on and make it look like the crystals were hanging. Here's a photo of the yarn to give you a clearer idea of what I mean.
I've pulled the plies apart a bit so you can see more clearly.
So, unless somebody has a better idea, I'm thinking of pinning it out, giving it a light spray, covering it with a towel and hoping it works.
Other than that, knitting-wise, I'm about half way through a baby jumper for our gardener's new baby son and, as he appears to be growing at a rate of knots, I'd better be getting on with it!