Here are the pictures I promised...
"Now they knew she was a real princess because she had felt the pea right through twenty mattresses and the twenty eider-down beds..." Hans Christian Andersen, 1835
"Nobody but a real princess could be as sensitive as that..." Hans Christian Andersen, 1835
I think I may be in love! As I was plying this yarn, genuinely I wasn't sure but now it's done and I can see the full effect- I love it.
Other news...I knitted a really cute little baby hat the other day to match the Boutique Booties I have in my shop. I used a free pattern from Ravelry but instead of knitting it in two colours I used the same handspun yarn as I did for the booties and knit the whole thing in the same colour, probably coming soon to my shop (although I do have someone in mind to give it as a gift), here it is...
It has a twisted decrease on the top which makes a nice pattern and the i-cord for the little knot on top is just so cute!
And finally, I went material shopping yesterday and got 3 really nice prints at bargain prices per metre!
Pretty blue and white 'farmhouse' print.
Purple and white paisley style print.
And a little Laura Ashley gem.
I have a few projects in mind for these, namely some little lavender bags and knitting needle rolls, but as always I think I need a few more little scraps of ribbon and things getting together first.
Any other ideas? I have a generous meter of each, so... x