Thursday, 26 April 2018

Moths. grrrrrrr'

Several years ago I knitted a lovely lightweight shawlette. The yarn  I used is a very soft beautiful 100% wool.  A couple of months ago I took it out of the cupboard and discovered that moths had damaged it. My initial thought was to just bin it and learn by my experience to poly bag my woollen hand knits before putting them away. I must have had a change of heart as yesterday  I came across it and decided to see if I could rescue it.  Taking some beautifully soft silk/wool mix roving I very loosely felted over the damaged parts. In order to make it look as though it was part of the design I continued the roving in little streaks and patches on the shawlette. It has turned out really well but sadly the photo doesn't do it justice

Tony and I went to the cinema last night to watch the Guernsey literary and potato peel society. It has good reviews but Tony and I found it to be really boring. If it had been on TV we would have switched channels. The cost of going to the cinema is a bit eye watering... £9.50 each.  Thankfully we had a two for one offer. We  have been out quite a lot this past week.. Two ceilidhs, wood carving club and then the cinema. I think we will stay home tonight..... unless Tony has other plans.


  1. So glad that it work d for you. That's a shame that the moths got it.

  2. What a good save. It really adds interesting texture to the shawlette.

  3. I think I might give that film a miss then Cherie.

    Good repair on your shawl.

  4. That shawl looks utterly beautiful, like a work of art instead of something that has just followed a pattern. LM x

    1. Thank you. I am pleased that I was able to save it as it took me ages to knit. x