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Photography has been delayed by some pretty dreadful weather down here (fortunately not the snow of "up-country" - more the rain and wind which we're tediously familiar with). So FB and I grabbed a couple of minutes last week to catch up on a couple of recent projects.
We still have stocks of the very popular Triana and Triana Lux yarns so, whilst trawling Ravelry, I found an intriguing pattern for a shawl(ette) using this yarn. There was a video on YouTube - I was hooked and HAD to knit one. So I did! How Karin worked out this way of knitting Triana I have absolutely no idea but it works!
and it ends up as a really very over-the-top but fun shawl:
I'm sort of thinking I might be a tiny bit too old for it but, what the heck, it's fun and frothy!
We also finally got my "Reflection" jumper out of the window so got it photographed too. A really easy knit as the front and back are identical and we all need a bit of sparkle now and then! (My head is chopped off as I was having a bad hair day!)
Finally, I have to show you my birthday present(s) from FB. Having a birthday in early January is a real pain - no-one want to party, everyone is skint and everyone's on a diet. I have learned to accept this over the years and I now celebrate big birthdays over the August bank holiday weekend - it works well! This year is not a big one - just another year older but I did manage to point FB in the direction of a couple of websites I liked and he came up trumps. Just look at these beauties:
Yes, my friends, those are genuine knitting needle earrings. How cool are they?!! I've hardly taken them off. And the great thing is that only knitters know what they are - it's like a secret knitting code - non knitters just think I'm wearing non matching bits of metal in my ears. They come in different colours too - be still my beating heart - only another 11 months to Christmas when I can ask for another pair!