It’s been a long hike!

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But finally my hitchhiker scarf is finished. As I knitted the long rows towards the end I really thought that I would never get it finished but slowly, slowly I did and, I have to say, I am ridiculously pleased with it. Those simple rows of garter stitch really show off the gorgeous yarn colours to perfection.

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It has been on the needles for well over two years and has been the knitting I turn to when I don’t want to concentrate. The long stretches of garter stitch almost acting like meditation.

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It has been on numerous family trips to Wales, trips for girly time in Devon, trips skiing. It has been worked on in lunch breaks, while sitting in the sun with loved ones, while watching the TV, while drinking wine and chatting. Somehow it seems more than just a piece of knitting. It has turned into a scarf that is full of memories. I look at it and remember little snippets of my life over the last two years and smile.

The end was definitely worth celebrating :-)

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Wahoo – mini cafetiere cosy

As a final fling with the very pink wool leftover from the cushions I couldn’t resist making a little cosy for my Mum’s mini cafetiere  :-) I can just imagine my mum in Bertie bus enjoying a steaming hot cup of coffee while enjoying the view and reading the paper. Sounds like heaven to me!

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I made it up as I went along for this with just rows of trebles in the same order as the pink target square cushion. I added a border of two rows of double crochet in the darker pink with little loops for the buttons. Aren’t they cute? Perfect little toggles just like a Paddington duffle coat :-)