Although Ma isn’t having her knee surgery for another 10 days, she’s been busy with the needles and has produced three lovely shawls for me.

The first is the now ubiquitous Multnomah, this time in the left over yarn from the wedding shrugs which was custom dyed for me by Krafty Koala


This is a mix of dk yarn (the stockinette section) and 4 ply (the feather and fan) as we didn’t have enough of either to make a complete shawl and I really didn’t want to waste it.

Next up is Maggie Magali’s Gingko Shoulderette Shawl, available as a free download on Ravelry

Gingko Shoulderette Shawl

This is knitted in The Laal Bear’s hand dyed sock yarn in an alpaca/silk blend in the colour Pampas.  It’s just so soft…like baby bunnies.  I know the most talented people.

And last, but by no means least, is Vermillion by Carolina Diez, also available for free on Ravelry.


This is fyberspates merino tencel sock yarn in their colourway Rusty Spoon, which is so gorgeous, and again the yarn is super soft.

Ma is great (although she won’t let me tell her that, so I’m telling you) and I’m glad it’s so cold here at the moment…I may get to wear them rather than pack them away until the winter.

I can’t wait to see what arrives home next.  I think it’s a hat, but I could be wrong.

PS….I promise to take better care of these and not let them wander off unaccompanied at the cinema!