Lily has decided that my pink Forest Canopy shawl is clearly meant for her. Naughty puppy - but cute, so she gets away with it!
I'm up to 22 pattern repeats, and very close to being done with pink, and ready for my spring 'Caterpillar' yarn for the border.... with chihuahua hair accents.
At the family lunch on Saturday my mum brought me a big bag of Patons 'Charm' 12 ply (36% wool, 32% mohair, 32% acrylic), which she found at a Bega op shop. Taph tells me it's an 80's era yarn. It's not too bad. There were about 8 brand new balls, and another 5 or 6 balls' worth rolled into big balls. But the whole lot stinks. A musty old yucky smell. So yesterday I wound the whole lot into skeins, while I helped Dotter with an essay, and today I'm going to wash it. There is a LOT - 680 grams.
The colour is sort of dusky pinks and creams, tans, browns. I suspect the effect will be tweedy... will do a swatch before too much longer. Dotter says it could make a lot of winter hats, which is a bonza idea. I could also make my mum a vest, which I wouldn't mind doing. Not about to do a jumper though.
Treats in the mail! Here's the Opal for my son's socks! The 6 ply is really nice.... must finish my other Opal socks first though. They've been neglected, abandoned in favour of the Pink Fluff.
And in answer to Roxie's comment : my sister was here on a job swap. She's a curator at the British Museum, and swapped with a researcher here at the National Museum. Her hubby is a freelance designer, and he was on child-care duties and working from home.