Hello and welcome too my new blog where I'll share with you my Yarn Journey.
I've been a knitter since the age of 8yrs old, I worked as a Professional knitter making Aran Jumpers for Japanese Tourist for a Giftware shop in a Winery in NSW not far from where we living at the time with 2 small children.
Each winter of course my kids had new jumpers, we moved from Sydney too Port Macquarie on the NSW mid north coast Xmas 1990. I knitted on and off but we found the winters not as cold as in Sydney and the kids were older and preferred too wear Track tops, early 1997 I was introduced too Patchwork, a craft that I've loved for many years but was happy knitting.
we moved too the Gold Coast late 2001, my obsession with patchwork grew and the needles were packed away.
over the last 2-3 winters I've really felt like knitting again and it wasn't till this winter I decided too take a step back with my patchwork and pick up the needles again, I've been on Instagram for awhile and then I found Podcast, knitting podcast which I was listening too late at night after work while stitching, well it wasn't long and I soon discovered Hand Dyed Yarns, so the yarn journey began, I re-joined Ravelry stocked up my yarn stash and the knitting hasn't stopped..

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Quill Shawl is off the needles.

I joined the "Shawl Society" by Helen Stewart of @curioushandmade on Instagram and Ravelry.
it's a 6 month membership with a new shawl pattern each month designed by Helen.
I've made no: 1 and now no: 4...
The Quill Shawl.
the yarn I used are Ghost and Slate 8ply Luxury by Bendigo Woollen Mills and
The Charisse is Sheen 8ply Empire by Morris & Sons, all the wool was lovely too knit with but I must say the Empire is a Dream, I used a 4.00mm KnitPro circular needle.

I'm really happy with the end result, I've washed and I stretched it a little when I blocked it as being in an 8ply it was feeling a little heavy and thickish compared too the fingering weight yarn that I've been using, it feels really lovely on, I have a cardigan too match the Charisse and will go well for my trip too the UK in December.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Knitting

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