Believe Me, I Was No One’s First Choice.

My shop is still showing signs of life. Maybe not so much life, as residual synaptic firing. Like a chicken without it’s head.

Here are two recent listings:

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My Preference For Unmatching Sets

Here are some scarves I made long ago, a depressing reflection on my age, no one wants to have made something that could now be classed as vintage.Here’s S in a tiny scarf I made for baby C. Two different greeny threads and my first go at moss stitch. A lamby scarf for P made in Popcorn by Bergere de France. A bit fiddly to work with but a fabulously springy, lushly soft, bobblesome  result.I cannot get enough afghan stitch and it made a beautiful, drapey scarf for C. I used Sirdar’s Calico (60% cotton, 40% acrylic)

Awesome Giveaway – I Can Picture You in it Already

Last week my plaster came off. I deludedly pictured an unshackling, my life beginning anew. Deludedly, because this is just one more step in the long, tedious stumble toward health. I walk jerkily, the tension in my tight tendons and shrunken muscles an anxiety causing reminder that I must go slow.

Thus, it was a great week for lovely Mary (of Contrary and 17 Apart) to choose to feature me in an Etsy newsletter. My shop stats rocketed. (You’ll easily be able to see the item she featured, by looking at it’s viewing figures) Thank you Mary! Hello Tim! Hello Basil!

It has inspired me to post a give away. On Monday 17th October 2011 there will be a draw for this gorgeous scarf, made by me. Ten grannies in a row. The blue is a wool and silk thread combined with a Kid Merino, warmth with strength. The purple is Tweed Silk hand dyed by Paula from the Yarn Gallery. Thursday 13th I will place the names of all my subscribers in a hat and pull out the winner.*  This means to have a chance to win and more importantly to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ll never miss a Judah’s Blanket post, just click on the little “sign me up” box on the home page.

* Not you Winnie, I’m already making you that other scarf. Don’t be greedy.

Nordic Niceness

A new collar/scarf up on Etsy. Really love the top toggle and it’s swirly, stripy pattern (thanks NOfkants Curios, http://www.folksy.com/shops/NOfkantsCurios). It’s Pure Southdown Wool and a silk/wool/angora blend. The last one I made had 12 squares, but my tension is firmer now and this one has 14. I am very happy with the Scandinavian folk feel it gives me.