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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Road testing the full regalia


Here I am in full crocheted regalia giving it the icy wind test. Not bad. Wool however is horrendously itchy, particularly on your head. The scarf is mostly cotton and works a lot better. Must remember that.

I was very impressed by a photograph of a spiny anteater encountered on a beach walk , posted to her blog recently by a virtual friend. http://origidij.blogspot.com/ The best I could managed on my beachwalk today was a herron. It required full zoom and the results, I'm sure you'll agree, are truly rubbish. Guess I'll have to play with my camera some more.

After returning from walk I went through my neighbour's bins (paper only) looking for colour supps to recycle in my forthcoming schools project. Not a bad haul including a 2005 Kandinsky calendar and a Mensa magazine. Didn't realised I had such cultured and intelligent neighbours!

9 comments:

Sue said...

Hi, Grumps, your ensemble is gorgeous and SO cheerful!

nadine said...

the crochet pieces are fabulous ! congratulations !
i would highly recommend you wash the wool that is scratchy. I'm sure this will change it's unpleasant-ness right away.
However: if it does not (some wool is just that way), do not let you be put off by using wool. it is FAR more adept at winter warming than a non-animal fibre. Many MANY wools are not at all itchy, scratchy or offensive.
Just touch some merino wool and you'll see what i mean right away !

nadine said...

idea for De-itching the wool hat
IF by some chance,

it doesn't improve after washing....


you can line it with part of an old t-shirt.

if you use the bottom hem section of the tshirt, you won't have to sew an extra hem for your lining.

ambermoggie said...

Wow tres chic Ms Sal:) You could always line hat with some muslin that wouldn't add to weight but would maybe not be as itchy

DISCOM said...

I LOVE THE HAT AND SCARF... NO JOKES NEED TO BE MADE!! THEY ARE ADORABLE....

MargaretR said...

Great crochet.
I love herons, they have a special meaning for me. I will post a picture on my blog and a story to go with it. Had problems myself with photos this afternoon. another long story!

Carol said...

What a wonderful picture, love the hat and scarf.

Liz said...

Glad someone else rifles through bins...

I have a gorgeous 1989 samplers calendar and the days of the week are the same for this year - this is the third time I have recycled it!!

Sue Sanderson said...

Sally

I've seen a strip of fleece (which also protects from the holes where the wind always gets in:) sewn into the main body of the hat - round the ear area etc.