Somehow, I managed to summon up just the right amount of 'sewing in ends' mojo and before I knew it, it was done and dusted. The pain was nowhere near as bad as I had been expecting (I HATE sewing in ends!). A quick steam block and some invisible seaming and HEY PRESTO! one warm, woolly scarf for one very cute little girl.
The scarf is sewn with the seam going up the centre back, so that both ends are allowed to flare very slightly. It will be lovely and snuggly, being double thickness. Don't you just love those adorable scottie dogs!
Needless to say, Oscar wanted to be in on the act too. I have had to work very hard to persuade him that a 'Dougie Dog' scarf would really not be practical for winter walks, however much he wants one. He's pretty darn good a turning on the pleading, 'oh please, Mum!' look, but I am sticking to my guns and he will have to get over his disappointment. He really doesn't 'get' the fact that thick wet mud, lake water and general doggy yukkiness, do not mix well with woolly wonders. Neither does he understand just how badly the flappy ends will hinder his efforts, when he is trying to extract six-foot long branches from the water's edge. You've got a lot of learning to do, young Oscar!
Earlier in the week, I had a really lovely surprise. I received my swap parcel from the lovely Maya (selkhet), as part of the first 'Three bags Full' group swap, on Ravelry. I was thoroughly spoilt, with some gorgeous goodies.
The yarn is Kashmir from one of my favourite dyers, Kim, over at 'The Woolen Rabbit' . It's a light fingering, 3 ply mix of merino, cashmere and nylon. I think it will make a beautiful scarf!
Just take a look next at that fab '3BF' bag. How cute is that! I just love Michele's fun prints, especially if sheep are involved too. Then there were some lovely sheepy notelets and a BIG bag of coconut flavoured 'M and Ms'; quite a topic of conversation, at one point, over in the group. Next up was a minty lip balm: just what's needed for the chilly and windy winter days that we are encountering here in the UK at present. In amongst all of those 'lovelies' was a cute piece of snowman fabric. I'll need to make a little bag! ;-) Thanks Maya, I love it all!
So, all in all, it's been an okay kind of a week :-) . Hope yours has been too!