From late Autumn until the end of Winter I can usually be found making hats for a local company, this year I have made nearly 200 hence my lack of blog posts! However, hat making season is nearly at an end and I have managed to steal some time to update my blog.
I have now submitted my shawl pattern to p-hop and I'm waiting to hear when it will go up on their site for download. I ended up renaming the shawl as October Leaves shawl after discovering a multitude of patterns using the original name!
Back in the Summer we welcomed a new addition to the family, a young rescue greyhound called Marcus. He made himself at home very quickly an unfortunately got hold of one of my shawls and chewed it so I ended up having to frog it back more than halfway! I quickly forgave him though - one look at that pointy face and I knew he was sorry! As Summer came to an end I turned my attention to making him a snood that would actually stay put after having to retrieve a knitted acrylic cowl out of a muddy puddle - not nice! I decided that a pure wool snood would be perfect, it would stay dry and not soak up water like the acrylic version and if I made it in a ribbed stitch it should stay put as he raced around the park. I'm pleased to say after months of wear it is still staying on although it has gone a little baggy now but I'm still pleased as it has been worn almost daily! The pattern will go up on Ravelry for sale soon with £1 from each sale going to GRWE where we were lucky enough to find Marcus.