Monday, March 12, 2007

I have finished spinning and plying the silk hankies...but after reviewing the photographs I took yesterday, well lets just say the combination of very bright sunlight and silk yarn don't equal very good photos. I will try again on the next cloudy day!

Conditions have been nice enough to do some alfresco knitting and I have started a new project. I have been eyeing this pattern since my Winter Vogue arrived, but being on a yarn diet I didn't really know where I was going with it, until I remembered Francesca, this yarn as you can see is Jaeger, and its been in my stash for at least 10 years, I've always liked it but I just hadn't found the right project for it, and I did have that big gap of years when I didn't knit at all (which is completely unfathomable now!) The yarn is a blend of 45% wool, 15% viscose, 14% silk, 14% mohair, 9% nylon and 3% linen, and I'm knitting it up on a 4.5mm circular.

Unfortunately you can't pick up the slight colour variations in the photo, its a blend of purples with a bit of pink, blue and green textured nepps with an almost gold thread. Perfect for Spring so I better crack on with it.

8 comments:

Marianne said...

What a pretty pattern! and ok, I can't really see the little green and almost gold but I can see the purples, pink and then bits of blue. Very pretty yarn!
Oh boy....a new project...happy.

Charity said...

Love the new project! I very pretty pattern, and the yarn looks great. :0)

Caroline said...

Glad you've found something to do in the lovely sunshine!

And knitting does often come in phases - when I knit, I knit like anything - and then I stop... actually the last time I had to stop because of hand pains now I think about it... and wait until the knitting muse gets tog me again.

Seahorse said...

That's a lovely top and the yarn looks perfect for it!

kerrie said...

that was one of my favourite patterns in vogue as well, I love it.

Strumpstickan said...

You are so right, its a huge difference from photo to real colours... best taking pics in the shadow, absolutely!

Artis-Anne said...

Great pattern and love the yarn you have for it; the joys of a stash :)

Kath said...

That's a lovely looking yarn - so tricky getting true colours but lovely none the less! That pattern looks lovely as well, I shall have to did my copy of Vogue out again and have a closer look at it - its funny the amount of times I see things in a mag and thing 'hmm' and then see someone else actually knitting it and then think 'ooohh!'