Or should that be berets? A lame pun, I know.
I dyed a skein of chunky yarn in crimson. I’ve been much taken by a Ravelry friend’s Urchin (by Ysolda) and, since imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, I made my own Holly Berry:
It’s blocking on a dinner plate in the picture – it’s not been cold enough to wear it yet.
It took only hours to knit and I’m such a fan of Ysolda again.
Another piece of speedy knitting last week was my Mezquita in the totally gorgeous four-colour hand-dyed merino/silk blend:
and around my neck:
Doesn’t it make you think of trees in autumn?
My next berry beret could be elderberry. I’m cooking a pot with A LOT of jet black dye in it right now and I’ll post the result in a day or so, whether it’s a success or miserable failure.
Well, not quite. I started a sweater in gorgeous baby alpaca last Saturday afternoon.
I wanted to get it done as quickly as possible so I knitted flat out all week. Seven days later four pieces are finished and blocking.
So it’s ready for the fiddly bits.
In the meantime I rushed into using my Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, picking another one skein wonder.
Most of the designs on Ravelry call for US size 1 needles, ie 2.25 mm. I’ve two sets of 2.5 mm and, although I’m sure the difference would be minimal, I’d rather use the suggested needle. Looks like I need to go shopping …
I’ve dyed some more sock yarn this week using blues and pink, so here’s my stash so far.
I’m cooking up a nice violet/fuchsia mix right now and I’ll post pictures soon.
And did I go for a run this morning? Er, felt a bit tired really, thought I’d do some dyeing instead … I am so BAD!
As I was dreaming through Ravelry today I thought, ”It’s time I set up my knitting blog“. So here it is.
And it might not just be knitting, because last Sunday I did something amazing. Well, amazing for me, anyway. I went for a run. Actually, it was a walk, run, walk, run … you know, what they suggest in the get-started schedule (thank you, Runner’s World).
It’s quite possible this walk-run-walk will be the first and last. One thing is for certain, though: there’ll be plenty about knitting in this blog.