The clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in and the temperatures are dropping quickly, there is a definite nip in the air.
It's time to pull out my needles and some soft, cosy yarn and knit myself a pair of mitts and a hat. The Fibre Co have recently released a collection of patterns using the luxurious Road to China Light, this sport weight yarn is a mix of baby alpaca, silk, camel and cashmere and has the most sumptuous colour palette.
The ebook is called The Fibre Co Foundations - Road to China Light, with a collection of four accessories, two hats, a pair of wristwarmers and a cowl. The patterns are ideal for knitters of all abilities but perfect for beginner knitters who want to expand their skills.
The first project on my needles from the collection is the Cable Wristwarmers in a beautiful, rich garnet colour called Rhodolite. There are two different lengths to chose from with a couple of simple cable stitches, they are a joy to knit with the combination of the yarn and design. I can't wait to have them finished and on my hands!
They have recently released the second design collection using Tundra, an extremely warm, squishy, bulky yarn, perfect for the cold winter months. The Foundation-Tundra has the most gorgeous colourwork hat called the Flurry Hat which I'm very excited to cast on once the mitts are off the needles. This design would be perfect for a first colourwork project with only two colours and a simple one stitch colour change.
Talking about cold days and cosy knitwear, I thought I'd also share my hot drink of choice at the moment, a Vanilla Chai Latte. I have them occasionally from the big chain coffee shops but I'm never very satisfied with them. I thought I'd try making my own as I love the flavour of chai tea.
I don't do anything fancy, I just add a Pukka Vanilla Chai teabag into a mug of almond milk. I then warm the milk in the microwave for two minutes, take out the teabag and froth the milk with a handheld milk frother. Sprinkle on some nutmeg and voila, a quick, delicious Vanilla Chai Latte.
Thank you to everyone who entered the Knitvent 2017 giveaway, I have picked a winner by numbering the comments in the order they were written and asked Siri to pick a number between 1-16.
The lucky winner is................... LettyB.
Congratulations, I will let Helen know and she'll send it to your Ravelry library.
I'll be back tomorrow to share my first Knitvnt 2017 project.