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I'm not sure why but this is a project that has languished about for quite some time. Looking at the project page  on Ravelry, I started this all the way back in July! The pattern is Pop Spots by Juju Vail . I whizzed through the spot part quite quickly and really enjoyed it, but the knitted on edge put me off a bit. I think it was because it's such a large shawl. It's quite a combination of yarn. The background is a strand of Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace and the spot yarn is local indie dyed yarn by Chroma Yarns - Chroma Merino Silk Blend . The border is two strands of the Rialto Lace. It's really quite a snuggly shawl, mixing the Kidsilk Haze with the Rialto Lace makes a lovely fabric.

Where There's Muck There's Brass

I've recently finished two pairs of socks. The first was intended as a Christmas present for Mr but it's very hard to try and knit a pair of size 11 socks in secret and on a deadline, so it was after Christmas that they were finished. His favourite colours are black and burnt orange together. So when I saw the yarn on The Knitting Goddess stand at Yarndale, it just had to be bought. The colour name is just great too, "Where There's Muck There's Brass". The pattern is Paper Moon  by AnneLena Mattison .  My ravelry project page . The pattern didn't go up large enough, so I had to alter it. The largest size went up to 70 sts, mine were 77 sts; I added the extra stitches within the garter stitch bands. I worked them two at a time on circulars from the toe up. I'm a toe down kind of girl but I tried them for a change. Though I did manage to use up every yard of yarn this way, which definitely gets a tick in the pro column. They look

Archer's Paradox

I can finally show you my finished Follow Your Arrow shawl - pattern by Ysolda . For those that haven't taken part, it's a mystery knitalong. There has been a clue released each week for 5 weeks. Each clue has two choices. I've particularly enjoyed having a choice because there was bound to be a clue that I like more. My Ravelry Project page . I love garter stitch, so whenever that was part of the clue, I tended to choose that one. My final choices were ABBAB. I used two different Eden Cottage Yarns for the shawl, which I bought from Woolfest, see this post . I've really enjoyed this knitalong and think the finished design is lovely. 

Zuzu and Narwhal

Back to the knitting... The photo of this has sat on my computer for awhile, been a bit too busy to blog recently.  The pattern is Zuzu's Petals by Carina Spencer , which I made with some of my handspun, blogged originally here . Handspun Zuzu project page . The yarn is faux cashmere, 18 w.p.i, 268m/100g. So from fibre... to yarn... To Zuzu's Petals. It's a lovely idea, a small shawlette shape but worked as a cowl so it's not going to fall off. Another plus, is it doesn't take a lot of yarn. I have a few projects on the go at the moment. I've been wanting some very warm mittens for awhile now. I thought some Fair Isle ones with a lining would do the job. Another handspun yarn project, I blogged about the yarn on the same post as the faux cashmere. The pattern is Narwhal Mittens by Ysolda Teague . Handspun Narwhals project page . I've completed one full mitten and the outer mitten for the other. They are sittin