Thursday, November 3, 2016

From Falmouth to Filey

Hey- I've been MIA because of a horrible virus or whatever it is, and now I'm into about the 4th week and still coughing. FC and Alex too, Miss Mew as well. I don't think the weather is helping, one day cold and the next, positively balmy.

I'm a little behind on my craft projects, but I wanted to tell you that I have finished Alex's Gansey.
I had to take the pics outside, because it's Falmouth Navy, a really dark shade. I used traditional Filey patterns for this one, the hallmark being "Betty Martin" (no one knows who she is) but it's a stitch pattern used on the sides, and upper arms.
A little hard to see, but his initials are there above the ribbing. I can now die peacefully, having made my son a gansey. He will have this  forever and look so handsome in it. Didn't take too long as I put it aside during the hot hell that was summer. I used 2.75mm needles and the fabric is perfect.

Not much else to report on. The news is full of the election in the US- so we'll see what happens there.

I hope everyone is enjoying Autumn- I have almost completed my Christmas shopping, and hope I never see a shopping mall again this year.

Fleece out.


Gale Bulkley said...

Oh we are so much alike Lorraine. Love the gansey.

Bridget said...

Oh wow, it's beautiful!

Feel better soon, Lorraine.

Chris said...

It turned out amazing! :D

Ugh, sorry to hear about how sick you've been. REALLY hope you're feeling better soon.

CRAZY weather. Yesterday it was 72F. In November. In Minnesota. o.O

Unknown said...

Get well soon! There are some horrible viruses going around. I've been sick too :(

What a beautiful gansey - absolutely gorgeous pattern and colour.

Elka said...

hope you get better with the soonest. Those lingering illnesses are the worst {other than you know actually diagnosis' that are life long or terminal}

Kudos on finishing the sweater. It looks lovely.