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Boneyard Shawl

This shawl started as a knit along with my friend. We both decided to use Rosewood Wool , mine is 12 ply while hers is 8 ply I think.

Soon after , she started working at a school and I left for India, our knit along kind of took the back seat.

Coming back from India dealing with all the change in weather and home sickness, I started knitting on it  with  Amber sitting on my feet for company acting as a little smooshy cushion  , listening to podcasts , munching on Nagercoil banana chips….

(  I mention Nagercoil chips in particular because ,there is a huge difference between Lakshmi Vilas Nagercoil Banana chips and Banana chips available in other parts of the country. Nothing comes close to it and it is one of the those comforting taste of home food)

Also because knitting on this shawl was more like eating chips, cannot stop with one.`And before I knew it I had finished  two  of the three skeins I had, along with my stash of chips I brought back with me from India..

Then I had a chance to go to an afternoon to Handy Dandy craft group at the library and in the almost two and a half hours I was there, I had reached the end of the third ball and only the border was left to be done.

Back home, little more knitting and   just like that this shawl was done. Much like the  packet of banana chips that finished before realisation came about! (So regretted not getting more of this taste of home , and now that I write about it, I’m craving for some ) 

Project Details:

Pattern : Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West

Needles : 4.5 mm Chiagoo Fixed Circulars

Yarn : Rosewood wool Romney Aran in Shepherd’s Delight Colourway.

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New York Scarf

This scarf was a quick finish.Even after frogging it twice to suit  J’s specifications.

As much as I enjoy the process of making something, being able to use a finished object takes the excitement up a notch.

I made this scarf for J encouraged by the fact that he now constantly wears the skinny scarf I knit for him when we were in Auckland. (I can’t remember if he wore it then.)

I have knit a few scarves for him here and there, but he hardly wears them. This one he does .

Having become the yarn snob after coming to Christchurch and discovering all the Merino, Romney, Silk and Possum blend yarn available here, I decided that he had to have a soft merino scarf hugging his neck as he religiously goes out to work ,rain or shine, freezing or not

Rosewood Wool have just introduced their Lux line of yarns which is a 15%possum 85%merino blend yarn. I snapped up their very first yarn to go on flash sale on Instagram, just for this.

The colour is called Storybook….the colour is hard to capture on camera .Trust me, its a gorgeous colour and most importantly,J approves.

This is the closest colour…

I started the scarf as soon as the yarn arrived….. oh so soft.

I knit back and forth mindlessly… thinking about how its going to keep him warm wrapped around his neck and hope that he knows how much we appreciate all that he does for us.

Project Details :

Pattern : New York Scarf-A Guy’s Woolie Warmer

Needles : 4.5 mm addi circulars

Yarn : Rosewood Wool Lux in the colour way Storybook