First, the yellow. I completed my Double Dog Dare ...
Project: Golden Circles Table Runner
Materials: linen fabric, DMC perle cotton embroidery thread in dark and light gold, cotton backing fabric
Techniques: hand sashiko-style embroidery, machine topstitching
It feels good to have finished this project. The anxieties that accumulate around unfinished things are really not worth living with. Now I'll think about whether I want to do another Double Dog Dare.
Next, the violet. I blocked Flukra yesterday and wore it all day today ...
Pattern: Flukra, by Gudrun Johnston
Yarn: Fearless Fibers Laceweight Merino
Needle: US4 Hiya-Hiya
Dimensions after blocking: 55 inches on the long (top) edge; 26 inches height at center
Wouldn't change anything about it; it's soft, light, and warm. The color is exquisite and the size is perfect for wearing either draped over the shoulders or wrapped around your neck kerchief style.
I love how the shawl grew organically from a very simple beginning:
Spring might be coming early this year. The other day I saw a bird flying up into the wooden roof at Atkins carrying a long piece of straw in its beak. Nest building can only mean one thing!