Saturday, November 21, 2009

FO: A Pretty Thing

I finished the Pretty Thing for my mother's Christmas - second time lucky!
I stuck to the instructions this time, and used 3.5mm dpns with my sportweight yarn - and it is pretty much perfect, if I say so myself.
Will my mother like it? Err... I'm not sure. She might find it tickles her neck, but I am hoping she can wear it over her coat collar if need be. It tends to roll down, but it looks pretty like that too.
Pretty Thing by the Yarn Harlot.
Alpaca / silk sportweight from Old Maiden Aunt in the Ysolda colourway. There was more than enough yarn to make two of these from the one skein, so an economical luxury - it is really gorgeous stuff!
I used 3.5mm dpns.
It isn't a difficult pattern but it does require concentration. I ripped back a few rows a few times. For that reason, I don't feel like knitting another one for a while. But it has great gift potential for a wide range of ages, so if you have the stamina it could be your serial Christmas stashbuster standby!

And about my birthday:

Thank you so so much for all your birthday wishes and haircut appreciation! I am feeling SO pleased with myself for taking the plunge and going for the chop. Mind you, I will have to re-learn how to use a hairdrier and buy some "products" - eek!

1 comment:

Bryony Ramsden said...

Happy belated birthday! You look amazing :) The hair is gorgeous! Just grab yourself the black violet Loreal Recital Preference next time you are in Boots ;D The cowl is beautiful. She better like it... If not you keep it - looks fab with the hair.

Organix coconut mousse is good for bobs btw, as is the wonderful Tigi shine spray... :)