Now you all know that I am surrounded by a small stash of yarn in my studio. I still have quite a few complete packs of yarn left from my time as a Rowan Design Consultant, including a few balls of this…


…and thinking of my forthcoming trip to the Swiss/French Alps, what better time than now to use this yarn and make something cosy and soft to keep me snug. Luckily I had also purchased the above book just recently and a couple of items caught my eye immediately.


The Albany shrug by Marie Wallin and Jester Snood by Lisa Richardson, and even though  I changed both patterns slightly, to better fit me and user-friendly wearability, I kept to the core of both designs in most parts.

The yarn knits up using 10 mm needles, making these quick projects that are easily achieved over a weekend, and the added bonus of watching a few Rugby Matches and the Olympics, meant that time passed very quickly.

I am very pleased with the result and feel quite chuffed that I have two beautiful new pieces to pack in my suitcase ready to hit the snow in 10 days time.

Just as the book says: ‘warm and toasty’ I will be…


I hope you are all having a lovely and relaxing…


Enjoy! x

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  • Robbie

    Wow! What an amazing trip you have planned. Looks like you will stay warm and toasty. Hope you have a great time.

  • Kate

    They look lovely and the cowl in particular looks snuggly and warm. Have a good time!

  • Christine Laennec

    P.S. Have fun!

  • Christine Laennec

    What a pretty bolero!

  • zelna olivier

    That really does look soft and warm. Very stylish too!

  • Dayana Knits

    I’m happy to see that shrug knitted up! I was tempted by that one, but I always forget to wear things like that.