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Earlier this week I finished Alcone, another Romi Hill shall.

I apologise about the boring repetitious nature of what I'm about to write:

I love Romi Hill. Her shawls are well designed, the patterns are clearly written and the results are amazing.

I'm particularly pleased with this one, because I dyed it at the guild last year, spun it on my Ist Turkish Spindle, and knit it. So it's a trifecta: dyed, spun and knitted.

My only issue was I had almost half my yarn left over, and it seems like a waste, but this shawl is the perfect size to wrap around my neck like a florescent confection,

to brighten up a black outfit

or to accessorise a summer outfit.

The details are what make this shawl: the patterning, the wonderful shaping that makes it almost a scarf - a sharf? A scawl? Whatever I call it, it's wonderful.


  1. awesome! (meanwhile i also LOVE that dress!)
    may i suggest something for your niece with the leftovers? I think she'd love it! maybe some mitts or a hat?

  2. And you look gorgeous in it! :)


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I was putting away the yarn from my mothers ASJ, which I have finished - it's having a bath right now, and I found this blue yarn:

Now, I'm pretty sure that the yarn I left at book club a month ago was Patonyle in navy, and that's what this is too! Either way, it is an exact match:

That's the old yarn and the one I just found, together, and they are the exact same colour!

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