I feel like I’m only getting to peek at my knitting these days. I’m trying not to get frustrated. Work is only going to be busy for so long, and then I should be able to have quality time back again. In the meantime, my yarn looks at me accusingly.
I have been a very lucky girl.
Housewarming present. Naturally dyed yarn!!!!! Drool!!! The colours are much more vibrant that my camera has allowed me to show. I am much looking forward to turning them into pretty socks (or maybe a shawl). I was particularly excited by the far right skein – it is dyed with indigo. I love, love, love, the semi-solid look of this colour. It’s a bit like faded jeans. Doe will be bringing these to the market soon. I’m looking forward to seeing all the other pretty colours she has produced!
And another housewarming present! So spoilt! Can you tell from just looking at it that it is Maniototo Wool? It’s that gorgeous bounce and soft ‘touch me’ look to the wool that gives it away. This season’s yarn includes a DK weight. There is more twist to this yarn than last year’s DK spin. I foresee some happy knitting times coming up. If I can be a good girl and finish the sweaters I have in my WIP basket, I would like to knit a sweater in this yarn.
I also have a heap of something delicious piled up next to me that I want to swatch and tell you about.
The Fire Flower sock pattern is done, but I’m fussing over it. It will be out very, very, soon. Promise!
And then I need to write up Dancing with Leaves. I managed to lose the draft in the move (it had not got to typed stage yet, darn!) but it is a simple pattern, so I don’t think it will take me too long.
So much to do, so little time to do it in! As the young boy remarked recently, “Time in the Wairarapa flies!” It can do me a favour and slow down a bit please!
And as if the above wasn’t enough yarn, this was my housewarming present to me:
Anna Gratton 4 ply 50/50 merino/mohair in the Mango colourway. The merino/mohair base takes colour beautifully – it really does look like a mango in my opinion!
I couldn’t help myself, and also added some Chilli Chocolate (this one is a 400g skein) to the collection.
If there is no time to knit, there is definitely time to buy! (erk!)