So... Me-Making-March, here we go!
Can I knit a cardigan in a month? I am certainly going to try!
I decided upon Betty Jean McNeil by Emily Johnson of the Family Trunk Project.
The yarn is the same as I used for Audrey-in-Unst, Albayarn shetland fingering, from my local yarn store, The Wool Shed in Oyne.
I drove there on Sunday and sat outside waiting for the shop to open!
The shop assistant was rather startled by my single-minded determination as I homed in on the display of Albayarn, striding past all the tempting Noro and Rowan and Colinette - oh my!
I almost opted for the wrong main shade, as I picked out the colours in the dimly-lit corner.
Luckily, the assistant suggested I hold them together in the sunshine, to make sure, and just as well that I did, because what I thought was a dark brown turned out to be a heathery purple!
It is a difficult colour to capture - but this is "Trout", a brown with flashes of teal and orange and purple.
I am using "Pumpkin" and "Lochan" for the colourwork.
Although the pattern is written for just two colours, I wanted to add another. I almost threw in a ball of rich purple too, but realised I was being seduced by the range of colours on offer, rather than sticking to the project in hand.
I promise not to bore you silly with daily updates on progress, but I certainly plan to document this project at regular intervals, if only to keep myself focussed.
ETA: I fell at the first hurdle - I don't have the right needles! Ah well - they are now in the post, and I can finish my February socks!