I promised a show of the ripple pillow on Monday.
Well Mon, Tues & Wed just were off days for me, so it will just have to be today.
I actually finished the pillow on Friday. Another hand-made gift for Xmas and this will be a big test as its for DD1 and she has not seen any of the projects I have been up to.
So here it is, perched on my lounge, which luckily is in a similar colour as DD1's lounge ....
VSo although I was off-colour and could not concentrate on the Autumn ripple, I did manage to find my favourite reindeer - or in this case snow deer :-)))
Now there is a story to tell behind this yarn and I am so glad it is gone.
I bought the yarn a few years ago thinking I would make myself a simple singlet top. Cotton a great choice for summer and as it had texture I could knit it plain. Weeelllll ......... this yarn is horrible, I will never again go near textured yarn. In parts the cotton (I think it was a cotton mix) felt like string with bumps on it. It affected my tension badly, and then I noticed that my fingers were turning blue - the dye was coming out. But I kept going and finished the top - it was OK.
But then I found that it kept stretching and stretching and the dye kept coming out wash after wash. I gave it away in the end.
Now this is a washcloth. Not super soft, but ok. And at least the dye should run in the bath or shower :-)
Must warn the recipient :-)
And here is the start of the Autumn ripple - note to me I must start with looser chains when rippling!!!!!
For some reason I could not concentrate on the ripples over the last few days, so that is why I went back to knitting
Its another scorcher here today and there are fire-bans through most of my state. Need to keep cool
Bye for now