It’s the first day of spring, according to Google, so here’s my finished Spring in Old York:
It’s gorgeous Noro Silk Garden Sock and was very easy to knit. Thank you Andrea! The design is very angular and geometric and works really well with this yarn.
As a complete contrast I finished my Vlad:
I’m not so keen on it: perhaps it was the the twice-baked overdyed yarn! Still, the colour is good and it’s a useful accessory.
And staying on the darker side (not just colours), I’ve been knitting a sweater using two shades of the same yarn. I had about 200g of Fuchsia left over from last year’s Corinne and I bought 300g more in Bilberry. The plan was to make a thrifty striped sweater. The Fuchsia is rather bright, as you can see:
But I miscalculated quantities too, as a result of making the pink stripes narrow, so the second sleeve is a bit different from the first (pictures at a later date … maybe).
I was flicking through Julie Turjoman’s Brave New Knits and had to smile:
Frankenstein – verb: to knit a project from an assortment of orphan skeins or remnants of yarn, rather than from yarn purchased specifically for that design.
Because it’s not a sweater, it’s a monster.