Sunday, 9 December 2012

DONE AND DUSTED.....


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!


14 comments:

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

I absolutely adore Sophie's little set Ros.
And Oscar looks quite the dasher in his scarf pose...
Hope you're enjoying all the sounds and fragrances of the season.
Susan x

Jennyflipflops said...

Sophie is very fortunate, unlike the little people in my family who will probably receive nothing handknit this Christmas.
Lovely work wonder woman.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Ros and Good Sunday evening! Sophie's new set is amazing!
I think 'Oscar wearing the scarf' is his most beautiful photo! Couldn't be more sweet dog face!
Your packet had really perfect presents; lovely yarns and I love the pouch with sheeps and the other fabric! Have a great week! x Teje & Nero

Sarah said...

I love the finished Scottie dog set! You are so clever to be able to knit like that. Sometimes I sew the ends in as I am going along with my crochet just so it is not so tedious at the end. Oscar looks cute in the scarf.
Yes, only two weeks, but as you say-manic! Secretly I am hoping for loads of snow and a day off! Doubt it though as my head always opens the school even if the nearby ones are shut! Ah well, it will whizz by I am sure!

Lynne said...

Sophie's outfit is gorgeous!! And I absolutely love the photo of Oscar wearing the scarf!!

Sue said...

The scarf looks fantastic with the little scottie dogs on it. I love your dog modelling it too. What a lovely swap package you received too.

Geetalima said...

What a beautiful set!Oscar does have a point, he looks so very handsome in that scarf :O)

It's so nice to be able to come by and catch up with you and your beautiful world. It has been so long....

Have a great week ahead..:O)

Mitch and Molly said...

The Scottie set is just adorable! You look so handsome in the scarf, Oscar!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Tracy said...

WOW... the set is GORGEOUS, Ros! You did a splendid job on these. Miss Sophie is just going to love these. Sweet Oscar--he does seem quite taken with the scarf! LOL... LOVELY yarn/knitting goodies...that new yarn is scrumptious! In my knitting bag, is crochet--finally mastering the granny square. Better late than never. ;o) Happy Days as you make ready for Christmas holidays ((HUGS))

josiekitten said...

Oh that set is just perfect! I think you'll have to knit a matching one for Sophie's little sister! Great parcel too! I do like the yarn, a lot! Have a good week! xx

AnnaPrasad said...

Oh Ros, that scarf is amazing. And the set looks just too cute. Sophie's going to look just darling in it.

Kate said...

Yay for finished scarves! So cute, too.

I've seriously considered making our dog a cowl for the holidays. Not sure what that says about me ... :)

melissa said...

oh wow.
this set turned out completely perfect!

and oscar makes a lovely model.

Una said...

I've just been enjoying reading through your blog. The doggy scarf looks lovely. Best wishes.