I love the change of seasons. It’s when a host of lovely new patterns come out, inspiring one’s creativity, generating dreams of cuddly warm things to wear and very cool patterns to discover, new knitting techniques to learn, and squishy new yarns to discover!
Of course, it helps that in New Zealand, it’s still cool when the Northern Hemisphere Fall collections are released. For a brief month or so I can pretend it’s still cold, and that the temperature is going down, not up.
I am itching to try some of the very gorgeous new things I’ve seen in the just-released Brooklyn Tweed BT 13. It doesn’t help that I’ve just broken out in a rash of “cable-itis” and the desire to knit cables, cables and cables is running amok in my brain!
However, I also discovered on my recent month’s banishment from the interwebs that I have a stash of very nice patterns already sitting in the house. Nothing like the shiny new thing to distract one from the things one already has…
This is Affection, a pattern by Sarah Hatton, from Rowan Mag No. 50.
As soon as I saw this pattern, I knew I wanted to knit it in Zealana Heron. Rowan Yarn is super expensive and hard to find in New Zealand, so what better compliment to this beautiful pattern than to match it with some of New Zealand’s finest? It has taken me so long to get to this for one reason or another. I am pleased the project is finally on the needles!
My expectation is that I’m going to get some lovely blooming happening, so that the end result will be a beautiful haze over a pattern that still holds stitch definition.
Let’s see how it turns out!