As my business has grown and got busier, the time I have to sit, relaxed, and knitting, has decreased.  I by no means resent this, as I love what I do, but it does mean that getting samples together for show stands can be tricky.  And this is where I am so fortunate.

 

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This beautiful version of Stripe Study Shawl was knitted for me by Irene, a good friend.  She has always been so supportive of what I do, and I look forward to her annual visits to Clachtoll so we can catch up and have a good natter.  And I can admire her incredible knitting prowess.  When she was up here earlier in the year she took some Na Dannsairean 4ply away with her, and this is what I received back in the post this week.  Isn't it lovely?

I also sent a package of the Na Dannsairean DK across to Australia, to my sister, Alison.  And this is what arrived back in the post just before Wonderwool.



I've been meaning to blog about it for a while, but just haven't quite got around to getting the photographs taken.  I used the gate as a model yesterday as Scotland bathed in the hottest temperatures in the whole of the UK, and the thought of wearing a cardi was unbearable!  I was wearing it at Wonderwool, but you would not have seen it as it was hidden under a warm jacket!  Alison used the pattern Basic Black which is a free pattern to download.  She made the largest size which took 6 x 100g hanks of the Na Dannsairean DK.



I will be updating the ND DK stock later today.  And I'm also in the process of dyeing more that I will be taking to Woolfest with me at the end of June.

A huge thank you to Irene and Alison, and to all those who have given me knitted items for my show stands.