Sheep & Golf & Moulin Rouge
I've just returned from the beautiful state of Wisconsin, where my husband and I went for a quick empty nesters' celebratory getaway. Did you know they have sheep on their golf courses in Wisconsin? Well they do. At least on two that I know of. This adorable guy continued to munch on the fairway as I hit my ball from no more than ten feet away. The sheep were an excellent distraction from the poor quality of my golf game. On top of having sheep on their golf courses the quality of Wisconsin's cheese is well known. This is my kind of state.
The contest to win a Mudra Cuff Kit from Laura Nelkin's Adorn Anew ended while I was away. I used a random number generator to select a winner and the winner is: Stacey! Congratulations Stacey!!
In other news I've got another pattern announcement. Moulin Rouge was originally designed for the Tempted Yarns Club, and until now was exclusive to them. As of today it is available to everyone.
This sweet shawl starts with a easy to memorize lace border and then moves into a simple eyelet body that is shaped with short rows. I used one skein of Tempted Hand Painted Lovely Grrl for the design. The blend of silk and merino combined with a lovely twist creates a soft squishy yarn that is a dream to work with.
Finished Measurements: 60” wide x 14” deep
Yarn: Tempted Hand Painted Lovely Girl, 50% Superwash Merino/50% Silk, 375 yds/343 m per 4oz/113g skein, Color: Green Fairy, 1 skein
Needles: US 8 (5mm) or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 15 sts & 17 rows = 4”/10cm in eyelet pattern- blocked, always take the time to check gauge
Other Materials: tapestry needle, stitch markers