|The Mandy Cowl up close|
|Modeled by my friend Sarah|
This weekend I cast on "The Mandy Cowl" found here:, it is a free download on Ravelry. I love the stitch and the yarn. The yarn is from Knitpicks.com, the colour is lollipop. They are so vibrant and bold. It's 70 percent wool and 30 percent nylon. The pattern was easy and fun to knit and I love the results!
I will definitely be making more of these and want more of this yarn. If only knitpicks would ship to China. I did bring a suitcase full of yarn when I returned and am now enjoying using it here in Hangzhou.
We also had a beauty parlour in the apartment today. Sarah came and spent the day, what a wonderful way to spend the day, talking to a great friend while she gets pampered by Elizabeth. Her hair came out amazing but then, Sarah is so beautiful it's to be expected. I flew Lizzy in from the states to do my hair in November and decided to keep her here. She now teaches English during the week and on her days off she does hair, with many compromises.