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.