It's been a little while since I have posted. It's not so much the lack of something to blog about. I've been up to lots! There's been thrifting, sewing, knitting, illness (boo!), J has fractured his foot (again!), Elliott's been learning his ABC's, we've had weekend visitors, my Lisette is finished, and I've finished my toile and made my block for the Top Draftalong. But amongst it all, there simply hasn't been the time to photograph or write about any of it!
We spent a long weekend in beautiful Turin this past weekend. Although it seemed to pass in the blink of an eye! More on that later but whilst I was there I treated myself to a couple of 100g balls of these little beauties...
4.50 euros each. Pure Merino wool. Bargain! Just look at those gorgeous tones and the lovely twist in the yarn. I wish you could squash these so you could feel how soft and bouncy this yarn really is...
I'm excited to knit something up with these. I can't decide yet. A beret? Jump on the bandwagon and make a snood/cowl? Or a simple scarf? Whatever I make, my gut feeling is to keep it simple so as to let the beautiful colour graduation in the yarn speak for itself. What would you make? I've been wanting to try moss stitch but I don't think this is the yarn to do it with. I'd love some ideas please!!
At the moment I'm finishing up a hat (for Elliott) on double point needles using the yarn I originally recycled here. It's super soft despite being predominantly synthetic. I've tried circular needles and, to be frank, they do my head in. Just can't get to grips with them. I find DPNs easier although from what I've gathered around the blogosphere that makes me a bit odd...no change there then.....;) Do you have a preference when it comes to knitting in the round?
I'm following this pattern here and really like the effect of the double rib...which was tricky to photograph whilst it's all still bunched up on the needles....sorry about that!