With all the time indoors due to the bad weather in Devon and also with the long journey home there was still something good came of it all. I knitted and sewed and crocheted and didn't waste a minute of what would have been such wasted time. I completely made this knitted scarf from some beautiful, silk and wool, Noro yarn.
I had already finished off this one, which was crocheted, and wanted to see if it would work if I knitted another as it is always easier to knit without looking so I can easily do it whilst a car passenger or watching TV.
These scarves (or shawlettes as they are called in printed patterns) are just triangles but I have added tassels and beads which work wonderfully well to weight the ends making the scarf stay in place and really easy to wear in a variety of styles. I worked a plain pattern out for myself and they are very easy to make. I have already passed details on to a few people so if anyone else is interested please let me know and I'll give you the simple instructions.
Thanks to Bridget
I did a Christmas Decoration swap with Bridget of Stamping up a Storm and I was so thrilled to receive mine today. Not only did I get this fabulous decoration below, in time for Christmas, but Bridget also very kindly sent all the lovely handmade goodies above. There is a music themed mini book, a candy treat, a card and two lovely very novel bookmarks, which I might just have to have a go at making! Thanks so much Bridget for being so generous and so clever too!
On our way to Devon we stopped for a break at South Molton only to discover the local faming community in the midst of their Christmas Show. Lots to see, and all so interesting to me, a city girl, to land in the heart of the livestock and all the country goings on....
I fell in love with this new litter of piglets... they had a beautiful velvet sheen.
Really lovely, friendly, ladies demonstrated their weaving skills whilst behind them the dealings of the cattle progressed.
Wonderful hand carved crooks and walking sticks...
I loved these special long haired (bunny rabbit!) sheep
The Bric a Brac was fascinating to mooch through....
We were so thankful to find the show in the Pannier Market as it was raining like stair rods outside! It was a sign of days to come for sure!!
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We've already made contact but thanks for becoming a follower Sylvia!
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