As you may have gathered, I am having a Major Knitting Moment.
I already showed you my Leaves Long Beanie.
This weekend's project is the Greenery Beret. I happened to have exactly the right colour of dk wool in the stash, leftover from making my Pioneer top. Destiny! I have knitted one pattern repeat, and although I know I won't finish the hat today, it will certainly be this week.
Skein QueenMy first Skein Queen club package arrived and ... oh gosh, oh wow... it is perfectly in tune with my preferences! I opted for the semi-solid option and it is a rich deep turquoise, overlaid with a warm chocolate brown. The base is an alpaca and silk sportweight.
It would make a lovely slouchy-styled hat, if I can resist saving it for yet another shawl.
I have a very good feeling about this yarn club! The accompanying recommended read is "When God Was a Rabbit" and my local library reserved it for me within the week :)
A Stitch In Time Volume Two
It is immensely huge.
I love some things while others... others are not to my taste. At all. But there is more than enough love to outweigh the scary-looking garments.
"Scary?" Well, this may be a controversial comment, but I don't think that all the patterns survived the grading process. Those teeny tiny skinny 40's ladies looked amazing in those delicate garments, but scaled up to thicker yarn to fit larger ladies, I think that in some cases there has been a loss of design integrity.
Scaled up, there is an element of "fancy-dress" about some of these patterns, rather than the wearable reproduction of a garment for a larger size. Something has been lost in translation.
But there is still plenty in this book to excite me!
So you can expect to see more knits appearing on this blog.
And if not, I need to be challenged at dawn, because it is definitely not enough just to look at the pretty pictures!