Making not blogging.

It seems a while since I wrote on my blog but I’ve been busy making not blogging. I’ve also been attempting a major clear out of our shed and attic in preparation for our hoped for move to Aberystwyth.


I finished my long fingerless gloves some time ago and have worn them a lot and they’ve had lots of interest from friends. I love that in this cold weather the wind does’t blow into my sleeves. Strangely even though my fingers are bare the length keeps me warmer.

And Yet Another Cowl

On my trip to Loop in Islington  I bought 2 skeins of Burly Spun as well as the Colinette Point 5. I had been thinking of making myself a cowl while I was making them for presents at Christmas and I had spotted ‘Owl Cowl’ on Pinterest, it’s there to download from ‘All free knitting’. Sitting on the train I had a look at the pattern again and was amazed to find that it was a Loop pattern. Another of those weird coincidences! Just like the ‘no commitment’ cowl there are no buttonholes so it can be worn in many ways, and the shape and the bulkiness make it perfect to wear as a hood.

I’ve worn the cowl out and about and it’s definitely one for the coldest days.

Here is the pattern. It was a step back in time having to wind skeins, I haven’t done that for years. Luckily Jeff had childhood memories of being the ‘holder’ for his mum on plenty of occasions.

Loop is a wonderful shop with such beautiful, quality yarns, it’s truly inspirational; I could (and have) spend hours there trying hard to exercise a little self-control. Thank you Juju for the pattern.

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