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Look at what using my bits turned out to be!


The pattern was found on Ravelry and it by Helene Rush.  It is called Taking Flight.  And this is indeed what it feels like!  I LOVE it!  But now I want to use ALL my bits up to see how the colours work into each other!!




AND NOW FOR THE BIG BIG BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!  This is earth shattering as far as i am concerned! 

Drum rooooooooollllllllllllllllllll…………………………………………………


I have completed my 2nd crochet project!!!!!!!!!!!!




This has been undone and cried over more times than I care to remember.  BUT I persevered and now its here!!!  Just a few ends to sew in and its really really here!!  I can hold it!  I finished it!  I made this!!!


Amanda Perkins Lorna Doone shawl.  Natural Dye Studio.  Genius!  I used Jamiesons spindrift in different colours for each motif so that I could see where I was (my first attempt went hopelessly wrong cos i got so confused!).  And this worked!

Insignificant news to those of you who find crochet easy but to me this is monumental!  Probably out there with the 2013 achievement lists!  I for one shall be leaving 2013 with a great big silly smile on my face!

There is one more thing which I will write for the record as it made my long hot smelly summer SO worth while!  All the fleece I cleaned via the fermenting method has turned out better than anything I have ever done before.  The fleece is SOFT SOFT SOFT and the yeild was significantly up scouring this way.  So although no one else in the world probably cares much at all, in my life it counts and i am very pleased!!


About jillybeanyarns

Artist, maker, creative mess-maker. Expert in complications and chaos. #livingwithcancer

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