This is the longest break between posts since I started this blog. The gap is caused by a combination of factors - the building work beginning on our extension, my giving priority to my family history blog and publishing the a book from that blog on my grandfather's family, and the fact that I have been working on upcoming birthday projects that can't be blogged about until after the birthdays.
Yesterday, however, I blocked and finished a scarf I have been working on.
The yarn for this was a gift from a friend who came across it on a visit to Sydney. It is a hand-dyed silk yarn produced by Ann Collins, a Sydney textile designer. It comes in 100gm balls - so quite a lot in a ball. There were two patterns with the yarn, both for scarves, one with a wave pattern, one feather and fan. One ball will make three scarves.
I decided to make the feather and fan scarf for the friend who generously bought me the yarn - an unexpected and no-occasion present. There is plenty left to make something for myself.
I put off the blocking for a week or so. Our kitchen is packed into my sewing room and it isn't easy to find a space to block even a scarf, but yesterday I managed it on a rug on the floor of my study.
Miraculously, the lace appeared. This morning when I took out the T pins there was a really lacy scarf . The feather and fan pattern is evident and it will look great on my friend.
Now to pack and post it to her.