On my return trip from Melbourne I stopped off in Yarragon.
It is the ideal place to stop on the way back as it is about half way, at least it seems half way. There is a lovely shop there called Wardrobe in the Lane. I always like to check it out as the lady has some beautiful items in the shop. I bought a lovely top and resisted the temptation to buy a new jumper.
There is also a haberdashery/wool shop which has moved out of the lane and into the main street. I popped in there as I can’t resist a wool shop particularly when there is a sale on. 🙂
I bought some wool and a pattern. The wool/acrylic is a navy blue. I usually buy pure wool so this is a step from the usual. It will be interesting to see how it knits up.
It is really chunky yarn so it shouldn’t take too long to knit.
I have been missing in action recently so this post was started on 23rd March and it is now 21st April. That is almost a month away from doing blog posts. The post I was going to do was about a cardigan I was knitting for my granddaughter. I mentioned this cardigan in a previous post.I have managed to get a bit more knitting done while the Cricket Test has been on in India. (The Test finished quite some time ago. )
I have completed the body of the cardigan and I am now onto the sleeves.(That has also progressed. )
Since starting this post the cardigan is now completed and my granddaughter has been wearing it. Onto the next project.
A tam o’ shanter (in the British military often abbreviated to TOS) is a name given to the traditional Scottish bonnet worn by men. The name derives from Tam o’ Shanter, the eponymous hero of the 1790 Robert Burns poem.
This definition is taken from Wikipedia but there is also a definition for a tam worn by women.
The tam was a millinery design for women based on the tam o’ shanter military cap and the beret. Sometimes it was also known as a tam cap or the traditional term tam o’shanter might also be used. It became popular in the early 1920s, when it followed the prevailing trends for closer-fitting hats that suited shorter hairstyles and for borrowing from men’s fashion; other traditional men’s hats that rose to popularity in women’s fashion during this period included the top hat and bowler.
You can read more on this on Wikipedia. I think I can be safe in saying it is a tam.
The pattern was taken from this booklet and I used wool which had been frogged from a previous project that no longer fitted.