We used to fly past shoppers in the town centre and especially in the winter, wrapped up in our duffle coats, woolen hats and scarves we used to get so warm that there would soon be coats unbuttoned, scarves trailing behind and rosy cheeks by the time we got to school. ~Karen Elkins, as posted on iskip.com
It's not yet duffle coat and woollen hats weather but this morning proved a little chilly for us so far at 7.5degC upon my waking. My little Ess certainly felt it as she prepared for school. I was very glad I could present her with her new scarf to wear to warm her chilly neck. She has declared it is a little spiky and I have assured her that the cooler it is, the less she will feel the spikiness of the wool. However I am not too impressed that an acrylic yarn made for children, which felt soft as a ball, should knit up to feel spiky. I just hope that Ess enjoys wearing it, that it keeps her warm, that she doesn't lose it at school today. Yes it remained around her neck even upon arrival at school. This must be a good sign. It should return home if lost as I devised a simple way of naming the scarf using some beautiful ribbons as a tag.
You can just see Ess' name tag which I have ironed onto the tags on the inside.
Homestay Mama, the first picture is especially for you - the finished scarf. Trust you enjoy! Ess is holding a beautiful gum blossom and inspecting it, no doubt to see whether any fairies remain. We think however that they have departed. You see their job is over now. They have tickled the petals of this blossom with the tiniest feather imaginable until they simply burst open into full blossom. This blossom had even fallen to the ground - no doubt waiting to transform into a fairy drinking cup (after those petals wilt and die).