I have completed Mary-Jane's 22.5 Degrees Shawl. She was very pleased with it. It is much bigger than I thought it would be, and it fits me a treat as well........I wanted it to be more of a shawlette than a shawl. There is still some yarn left, I've not weighed it yet, I'm sure there will be enough to make her a small shawlette. However, Mary-Jane is very pleased with her new shawl. She knew it was hers when I was making it for her. She looks quite the Lady in it.
The pattern is 22.5 degrees by Martina Behm. It is free on Ravelry.com. The yarn is James C Brett - Moonlight Sonata. I am now pondering about getting a ball of pink colourway as well. Hhmmmm.
The yarn has a metallic gold thread, which shimmers nicely. I love the scalloped edging - very easy to do. It is on the To Do Again List. It is a very pretty, delicate edge.
I went to the doctors again last night. I have a chest infection and am now on another course of anti-biotics. What joy. It hasn't quite bought me to my knees yet and hopefully it won't. I do need to slow down a bit and rest. And I need to be right for Tuesday as I'm going to the CCFWI Home Crafts Meeting in Carlisle. I couldn't attend last time due to poor health, back in October I think it was.
I've been out this evening, living the high life - Prize Bingo at Wath Brow. I didn't win anything, although I came close a few times!
I want to knit something else for Mary-Jane. I have a pattern and yarn for a lacy shawl. I also want to do her a couple more dresses, though not all the same. I have in my minds eye, to do her a dress in a feather and fan style stitch, a wavy type on. I'm not quite settled on the overall shape of the dress yet. I shall go rummaging through the drawers and see what yarn I can match up to project idea. The bulk of my stash is still in storage, and has been there since November, and may well be there at least a good few more months. Never mind, I have plenty to be going on with in the mean time. When I do get it back it will be like having it all a new!