I paid for this domain last month, and in doing so I realised I hadn’t updated this blog for over a year. Which is a waste of money, frankly, and it’s not like I’m not still knitting, so I’m going to try and use this blog some! I’m working outside these days, doing garden work for the most part, so I get a loooot of use of my knitted stuff. I’ve worn knitted socks every day for the last six months or so, for example. (The pictures below are also from the garden/nursery where I work. It was suprisingly easy to get nice pictures, even with just my phone because so pretty.)
This is Loradee by Corrina Ferguson. The yarns are three different ones, because I bought them randomly and had to find something that went with them:
• The teal: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (80% merino superwash, 20% nylon). I think. I can’t find this colour way on their website, and I lost the ball band about three years ago so it might be something else.
• The blue: Cascade Heritage Silk (85% merino superwash, 15% mulberry silk). Bought with nothing but an iphone pic of the other two yarns because I forgot to bring them and it was the day before I left the magical land of yarn stores that aren’t two thirds acrylic. Which yes. There’s two yarn stores in my town, and this is the state of both of them.
• The pale one: Shibui Sock (100% merino superwash). The colour way is breeze, which apparently has since been discontinued. Bought in a magical yarn store in Copenhagen three years ago. I think it was three years, anyway.
I also had to add a couple extra repeats because I used sock weight yarn rather than sport weight, but it made it so light and airy so I think I’ll be able to use it as a shawl in the summer, not just a scarf-shawl!
And then, because I had a lot of blue and a bit of the other two left I decided to make an earflap hat. The shape is based on Juneau, although with different gauge. The pattern is Centersquare. I added some of the teal in in the next stripe, so it has all the colours from the shawl in it. (Plus some pale blue sock yarn, because I would’ve run out otherwise.)
And finally, I need to show some love for my Knitter’s Tool Tin. I added a seam ripper, a few sewing pins and needles plus that key thing to tighten the joins on Knitpro needles, and it’s perfect. I am so not paid to say this, but yes, I adore it and will recommend it all day long. Go buy one!