50% alpaca, 30% Merino Wool, 10% Silk, 10% Nylon. Knit.
I’ve finally got around to showing you my finished pair of socks. They have been finished for a while actually, I’ve even been wearing them – which feels pretty special. They are soft and light and comfy… and I have the next lot of sock yarn ready and waiting to be converted.
I used a free sock pattern I found on Raverly. A great beginners sock I think, a simple pattern – simple sock.
Fluffy like a Teddy Blankie
100% Baby Alpaca. Knit & Crochet.
This was a delight to make. Pure baby alpaca is in my top 3 yarns for sure. I just love how delicate, light, soft and fluffy it is. The colour is called Winter Queen and I really like its earthy tones with delicate little hints of pastel colours like blue, orange and purple.
I tried out a new stitch called Pennant Stitch and I’m loving the little triangles it created. I will admit to again following a pattern ( I know… what’s happening to me?!). But I will also admit to a few unpicking sessions due to drifting off into my own little rhythm of knitting… which is all well and good except that it wasn’t the rhythm of the pattern. Oh well, the upside is that I’m getting better at unpicking knitting!
I’m also entering this blanket in the “made it” challenge on the Woolhogs blog… Check it out if you want.
I just had to share this image of my orchid plant with you today too. I am in awe of its constant beauty and pristine delicate petals. I’m new to orchids, this is my first but I have a feeling it won’t be my last.
Lastly I thought I would update the “Dove Cottage” image on my ‘about’ page. This photo was taken this morning to capture the gorgeous Jasmine in all it’s blooming glory. I adore coming and going at the moment as I get the sweetest punch of Jasmine perfume every time I pass the front steps. It’s so delicious it almost makes my mouth water! A sweet little spring treasure is Jasmine.
I’m off to start another new project… I have a scarf, socks, knit blanket, hats and another heart blanket on my short(?) list… so hard to decide… I believe this calls for a peppermint tea whilst I ponder over my yarn stash. Ahhh I do so love this part too. The pondering, imagining a particular yarn as a hat or blanket or scarf, handling the soft fluffy skeins and balls, matching and contrasting colours together, looking through patterns and different stitches…. And then bringing all these elements together. Thinking about what I’m going to make next, and then making it… I just love that whole process.
Are you pondering your next project too? What’s on your short list?
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