I went into the garden this weekend and found a beautiful carpet of yellow leaves covering the ground. I have missed taking pictures of the beautiful autumn leaf colours I have been seeing – most of the trees have now dropped their leaves, or are past the blaze of colour that they were.
The carpet of leaves begged to be photographed before I raked them up, so I decided to have some fun and show you the blaze of Autumn in yarn instead. 🙂
They are lovely and fluffy and will be warm and cosy on the recipient. I do not know what the white stuff is on the socks – it is certainly not there in real life. I think the light must have been illuminating the fine possum fibres and showing them up as white.
Seems like autumn is a theme on the needles as well, if this other sock project is anything to go on.
I am not overly happy with how these socks are turning out. I think I am using the wrong yarn for the bobbles to show nicely. Some frogging and restarting with new yarn may be in the works. This is not a pleasant prospect given how involved this pattern is and the fact that I have now knit an entire leg. Better to get it right than have an unhappy completion though.
A number of other projects are keeping me busy. I’m also knitting Hybrid Vigour using a beautiful ball of Anna Gatton’s merino/mohair in the Lavender Fields colourway. I do so love the loveliness of Anna’s colourways. The construction of the pattern is very interesting and I am enjoying combining a New Zealand designer with New Zealand yarn!
I have also started my June project. It is just how I hoped it would look! A medical emergency with the young boy today meant that I missed all the daylight hours to take photos, so you’ll have to wait until next week to see it. 🙂 The boy is fine after a couple of hours in hospital on a nebuliser (he has come down with bronchitis, which triggered an asthma attack. The nebuliser delivers a high dosage of ventolin to relieve asthma).
And finally, I have a gorgeous pattern to show you today, a new release by another Kiwi designer, Sonya Newstead of StringHerder Designs.
Have a good week everyone!