Hello my friends, I hope you all had a great weekend and having a good week. I haven't got much to share this week but thought I'd pop in and show you a couple of things I've been up to.
I'm not a massive garment knitter, preferring smaller accessories, I think because I'm impatient. I do love the whole process of knitting but do like the instant gratification of a shawl, a pair of mitts or a hat. I've had my eye on a couple of sweaters though for myself by Joji Locatelli, Old Romance and Japan Sleeves, after much consideration I decided on Old Romance, a loose fitting, boxy cardigan.
It's knit in 4ply yarn and I was looking on different websites for the perfect yarn, the pattern is knit in a wool/silk blend. While I was deciding on the yarn, I had an email from Wool Warehouse about the Drops Alpaca Party where there is 25% off all alpaca blends.
I'd used Drops Alpaca before and liked the quality but saw they did an alpaca and silk blend which was what I was looking for and it was down to £2.50 per 50g ball. Bargain!!!! I decided on the Grey Purple for the main colour and Off White for the lace panels. All I will say about it is WOW!!!!!! I can't believe that it's a budget brand, it is gorgeous to knit with and very high quality, it's nicer than some more expensive yarns I've used.
I'm only on the first lace panel, it's a very unusual construction where you knit the panels then pick up stitches. It will be a long term project but I think the finished cardigan will be worth it.
I've made some progress on my Leaf Collector Mitts by Sarah Knight, it seems this week I haven't had much knitting time. Jodie was down for the weekend with baby Caiden and we had non-stop visitors popping in to see him.
I had to share these photos from the weekend, Aunty's Paige turns into a witch after dark, Caiden didn't bat an eyelid!!!!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week.