I could cry! This is the second time that I am writing this post. I spent ages putting together this post and then it just vanished!
Anyhoo, with it being late August I have to confess that my thoughts are turning towards autumn. Not only do I love the autumnal colour and pumpkin spice lattes, but it means that I get to pull out and wear all my favourite knits!
On The Needles
I have cast on the Stockholm Scarf...which is actually more of a cowl as the ends are joined together and it becomes a wrap-around thing.
I have made this scarf before back in 2013. I used Drops Lima yarn for that project and it was beautiful! I had chosen and lovely burnt orange colour and I loved everything about it. I wore it a few times and then popped it into the washing machine without further thought.
I'm sure you can guess what happened. It felted. I mean it really felted. I was devistated.
But here we are 10 years later and I am knitting it up again. This time I am using CaMaRose Snefnug yarn purchased from London Loop.
It's a lovely soft squidgy yarn but it does seem to let off a lot of fine fibres which can tickly the nose. Not great if you suffer from allergies. But it was yarn that I had from a frogged project and I have to say that I am loving how it is knitting up so I will stick with it.
This pattern requires a bit of attention at first. The pattern is comprised of a 4 row repeat. Once you get a few pattern repeats in it requries less concerntration. I will certainly have to block this cowl. The problem with using such fluffy yarn is that you lose a bit of the stitch definition and it is a lovely pattern. I may actuall make this again using a Cascade 220 in Pumpkin Spice.
I also have a pair of socks on the needles. I'm using Under An English Sky DK in the "Collecting Seaglass" colourway.
This is the first time I am knitting DK weight socks. I thought that they would be great under a pair of boots in the autumn and winter.
I love how quickly they are knitting up but I'm not crazy on the pattern. The toe ends too abruptly for my liking. I prefer a more tapered toe so I think that I will need to make adjustments the next time I knit a pair of DK socks up.
I would also like the leg a bit longer which would be more comfortable to wear under boots.
I only had two shows booked for this year. I had only decided to dip my toe into the world of showing your yarn in May this year and found that I loved it.
My next show is this weekend (19 August) in Port Sunlight on the Wirral. It's a much smaller show and only one day. I am launching my Halloween colourways at the show which have all been dyed up on a brand new yarn base.
This base is 50/50 Tencel/Superwash Merino. Tencel is a cellulose fibre that adds a wonderful sheen, feel and drape to the yarn. I think it looks stunning and am looking forward to knitting with it once my current projects are off the needles.
I am also bringing along a whole lot of autumnal tonals. None of these yarns are in the shop yet. Whatever is left over from the show I will put into the shop. Of course, I will let you know when I do that.
If you are in the Liverpool/Wirral area this weekend then please do pop in to the show. Tickets are available at the door and it would be lovely to see you!
Now I am off to sqeeze in a few more rows before starting dinner!