A pictorial journey of a woollie

Crazy Critter 1 - the beginnings
Crazy Critter 1 - the beginnings

The beginnings of a custom order woolen throw - a combination of three natural colours. I shall name this wool the "Crazy Critter".

Crazy Critter 2 - sample piece
Crazy Critter 2 - sample piece

This was my first time using this particular combination of colours. As I wasn't sure what the effect would be, I knitted up a small test piece and sent it off to my client for approval. It's not unlike an animal print. Some of you have mentioned chocolate. Either way it's all good. Approved!

Crazy Critter 2 - on the make
Crazy Critter 2 - on the make

I like to take photos of my woollies as I knit them: it may be a particular collection of stitches that appeals to me or, as you know by now, the crimp of the wool that I love to capture.

Crazy Critter 3 - almost done
Crazy Critter 3 - almost done

When the woollies make it to the table it means that they are half way to the finishing line. The hardest part is ahead of them and for me, it's the most angst ridden. Sometimes things go wrong and my mistakes become very expensive.

Crazy Critter 5
Crazy Critter 5

Fortunately, this Crazy Critter behaved beautifully. And here she is in all her glory:-

Crazy Critter 6
Crazy Critter 6

Ta daa! This one is off to Paris. Wow - that's quite a journey. Fedex for you honey. Good luck and I hope you are received well.

Jac x