I am working on a couple of knitting projects right now. To start with I am still working on the Northmavine Hoody from Colours of Shetland and Ecclefechan Mitts both by Kate Davies. I am starting the sleeves on the hoody and as for the mitts I have only done one so far and below is a photo of what it’s up to so far.
My hands have been aching a lot more than usual lately so I haven’t been doing much knitting this past week. Not sure if it’s to do with winter or not taking enough breaks whilst knitting.
I am also working on the Autumn Blush shawl by Joji Locatelli using Codex by The Sanguine Gryphon in Lady Mary Killigrew colourway. I have tried to knit a couple of different patterns with this yarn but was not happy with the result and frogged them each time. But this time I think the pattern and the yarn work well together, so no frogging.
I received some items in the mail – my lovely skein of fingering weight pure cashmere from Bare Naked Yarns.
The yarn is 100% pure Mongolian Cashmere by Pure Bella Yarns. It’s destined for a shawl but I am not sure which pattern yet. It may even become a lovely scarf.
Last week I also received the book I ordered called “Up, Down, All-Around ” which is a stitch dictionary by Wendy Bernard. Now, I really didn’t need another stitch dictionary as I already have quite a few and this may sound silly, but the cover really appealed to me plus I also own one other book by Wendy that I really love so I decided to get this one too. And I am glad that I did, the book is really well set out and has some patterns as well and I really like the Checkeboard Mesh Pullover which I will make for myself.
And last but not least, something pretty from my garden. The Violets are blooming in my garden and I picked some for my vase today. I was surprised that they have such a strong perfume.
Have a wonderful week! Happy knitting!