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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

I am Proud to be Bistitchual

Your can buy these cute badges on Etsy 'Here'

         For a change I have been busy knitting.  My Grandmother taught me to knit before she taught me to crochet.  I still consider myself a beginner and get quite flummoxed with most knitting patterns, even those rated as 'easy' or suitable for 'beginners'.  I like knitting though.  I am trying to use stash and finish wip's (works in progress).  This was a stash 'busting' exercise.  
I received two balls of this beautiful yarn as part of a swap parcel at Christmas.  It shouted 'Nice warm cowl' at me.  So I listened.  I also received this gorgeous Cowl as part of a Christmas Swap.  (Christmas Swaps are sooo much fun)!
It is so soft and warm and I was so pleased with it I hardly took it off for two weeks.  It kept my shoulders lovely and warm.  Then I realised, doh!  I had been wearing it upside down!  Versatile is the word, it is a versatile cowl, two looks for the price of one.   The pattern is 'Shawl Collared Cowl'  by Alana Dakos and you can buy the pattern Here on Ravelry.
This is the correct way to wear it!

The Green Yarn desperately wanted to be a 'Shawl Collared Cowl'.  Less than half way through, I realized I would not have enough yarn.  Panic stations!  I hate frogging.  So much for de-stashing.  I really didn't know if I would be able to find this yarn.
Thank goodness for the internet, within five minutes I had tracked down and ordered enough yarn to complete the job.  I love good service.  I ordered from Marmalade Yarns and within 24 hrs the yarn had arrived safe and sound.  How fantastic is that?  I would definitely recommend 'Marmalade Yarns' and would use them again.  Now I have no excuses I must get on and finish this cowl now.  I am looking forward to going on a button hunt too, I need to find three suitable buttons.

I was delighted with the response to my request for Crocheting Oompa Loompas and they are busy behind the scenes.  The quality and credentials of the applicants for the Crocheting Oompa Loompa positions was truly humbling.  Thanks.  XXX


  1. I want one of those buttons. I am bistitual too, but more fluent in crochet. lol. We are all freaks when it comes to yarn.

  2. I love the green yarn you are using for your cowl. You better get on and finish it quickly or else with all the mild weather we are having you wont have the opportunity to use it! Lol

  3. I am also bistitchual and proud of it! Beautiful yarn - both the green and the orangey yarn from the original cowl. So pretty.

  4. I also am bistitchual. But crochet wins over my heart. Knitting has been giving me fits with it's falling off the needles and dropping stitches and the CURLING. Love your collar! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. I had to read that word a few times before my brain got it right :D I am not bistitchual but I love seeing others crochet and wish I could crochet to make a blanket. I am ... knitogomous ... :D

  6. Another bi here.
    It is amazing how even a very narrow cowl round your neck can help keep you warm.
    My friend recently knitted one on enormous needles, it looked great, I'm sure yours will do too.
    Carol xx


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