Oh dear, I have a confession to make. I started a new knitting project last week.
And I’m not using Posh Yarn…..
Isn’t that awful?! But I fell in love with a Rowan pattern, and a) it would have cost a fortune to knit it in Posh Yarn, because its a Fair Isle cardi, and uses lots of different colours, and b) I wanted to knit it in a cotton blend, and we don’t do any cotton yarns.
The pattern is Dream from Rowan 35, and its a gorgeous design, Fair Isle, with an unusual buttoning style, and knitted in darts. Amazingly, I can’t seem to find anyone who has knitted this cardi, and it isn’t even on Ravelry. I can’t imagine why, it’s such a great design.
The pattern uses Rowan Cotton Glace, but I didn’t fancy knitting it in pure cotton, so I’ve replaced it with Rowan’s Wool Cotton. Of course, it’s not the easiest design to work on while two kittens are clambering over you, so I haven’t made a great deal of progress yet. But I’m really enjoying it, and I think the colours work well together (although they are more contrasting than I would naturally have chosen, but these are the colours the pattern calls for).
I’m having a long weekend off work this weekend, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday – four days! count them!! – and I’m really looking forward to it. I have my knitting, my new babies (who we’ve finally named Pip & Squeak), and a couple of good books. It’s supposed to rain all weekend, but I don’t mind in the least – it’ll give me a good excuse to light the fire and stay in my pjs! Whatever your plans are, have a wonderful weekend. I will see you back here on Tuesday.