Bless those of you who have remarked on the conspicuous absence of Napple Waffle recently. I can now reveal the culprit which took over most of my spare time during daylight hours...this!
OK, so I only took one photo and didn't check I'd got the whole thing in the picture.
rest, anyway. Hehehe!
You see, last time my daughter and her family came to see me, the weather was decidedly chilly, and I lent her my poncho to sit in. "Oo, Mum I'd like one of these - but I'd need the neck a bit smaller..."
So I can take a hint...
I had a rather large cone of a wool and silk mix tucked away in a 'safe place', so after they'd gone home, I started on the first of the 192 squares it took to complete.
The wool had not been washed after spinning and dying, so it had about it a somewhat pungent aroma of sheep and chemicals, as well as a rather coarse feel.
But a machine wash in Woolite worked wonders. It now smells sweet and feels as soft and cuddly as one could wish. Normal service may well be resumed forthwith...
My home made pattern instructions have now been posted on In Tandem, for those who wish to have a go at making one for themselves.