I don’t know how it’s happened – my rule of grown-up-edness has been broken and instead of finishing one thing (in each craft – I am not THAT disciplined) before starting another I have four items on the needles. here is the evidence for the defence
I have wanted to make this for an age and for an also age I have had one skein of Posh Yarn Sophia 2ply (unintentionally almost the exact colour of the Knitty version) – which I knew wasn’t enough. After finishing Dido in yarn from my delightful Ravelry Posh Halloween Swap, I had some Knitbox Indulge left over so I hoped I had enough yarn in combination. I didn’t. So now I am waiting for more Indulge – I would have loved to finish in Sophia but I can’t even remember the name, even if Posh Yarn did do repeat colours – which they don’t………
So I started
A very colourful fairisle – an old Patricia Roberts pattern called Balmoral. A friend once gave me dozens of balls of discontinued King Cole Anti-tickle 4 ply in the brightest of brights. I have decided to knit up children’s clothes – to gift as and when. The turquoise, green and light teal are really hard to tell apart in electric light so I needed something to knit easily at night…..so
I love and interesting method and I also love pattern browsing on Ravelry so I started the Ten Stitch Blanket ( a rav download) in the hope of stash busting with all those odd leftover bits.
But, of course, what I really want to be knitting is a lacework shawl and I just happened to have another skein of Posh Sophia – in another forgotten colour – so……..
Lacework with beads – it doesn’t get any better than that.
On another topic – when is Twelfth Night? All my life I have taken the decs down on January 6th, I noticed several bloggers de-decking earlier. And now I find that – according to Wikipedia – some take the mediaeval view (reinforced by Christmas Eve), that Twelfth night is the night before Twelfth Day. Yikes????