Garter stitch accessories have been the friend of the brain-dead in the last few months.

My Matchmaker by Martina Behm.  300g of assorted Manos Silk Blend from deep in the stash.  Gorgeous to knit with and an interesting construction.

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An easy one hour knit in Alex Mcleod’s Coolree baby alpaca chunky.  No tassles.  I’m not that kind of girl.

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Not mindless garter stitch our Kvosin.  Some colourwork and cabling to keep you awake.  This hibernated on and off.  I finished it last week and instantly looked like a giant, giant dork.  Bad rasta.  Not cool hipster.  Mr Stephen West.  Nay matter.  Entirely my fault – used thicker yarn and somehow migrated to larger needles at one of the many stages.

 

Good things about this project;

1.  Used my explorer mohair tweed from GBYs – about 300m – so lovely to work with and wear.

2.  Learned a cable rib thing which would be lovely on a jumper or sleeve

3.  Ended up with a lovely, slightly over-engineered cowl instead (just unpick last few crown rows) which looks properly expensive and not at all lairy like in the photos.
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Bargain shawl based on Paulina P’s Cameo construction.  My yarn was feather light bargaintasia – a pound a skein outside the yarn store in Swanage. Lovely colours and enough left for another extravaganza.

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