Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Sunshine and Blue Skies
Knit up the brightest colours in your stash!
This is what I did on Sunday:
The Betty tea cosy pattern by Ann Kingstone came in a "Best of the Web" leaflet within Knit Now Issue 16. It is also available as a single pattern download or as part of an e-book on Ravelry.
I was smitten by this pattern's wonderful textures in a single sheepy colour, but decided to use my two recent handspun acquisitions to knit up a stripey version as a gift. The beautiful turquoise yarn was spun from Old Maiden Aunt fibres by CouthyQuine, a member of the Yarn Yard group on Ravelry and another Aberdeenshire resident - hello Susan! The Easter-chick yellow shetland wool was spun by Janet Mitchell on the isle of Skye. A truly Scottish project!
It was a compulsive piece of knitting. I really enjoyed watching the stripes, the ripples and the cables developing and playing off one another. I would like to knit it again in a single colour - it was such fun!
Another turquoise yarn!
These are my Echeveria socks, a free pattern by Rachel Coopey for the Sock Knitters Anonymous group.
The colourwork section echoes the shapes within the lace - very clever!
Knitting them both at the same time, step by step, it feels like I am knitting twice as fast as usual. I know it is just an illusion, but it is certainly keeping me motivated.