I hope you are all well and keeping either warm or cool depending on where you are geographically.
Apologies for the radio silence and thank you to those of you who have been in touch. I’ve remained less than my usual sparkling magpie self and my writing was just all blugh! Also from a time factor when I’ve not been at work in the health service I’ve been there as a patient – little knitting time was the result.
However I have finished off a couple of projects, the Kykuit Sweater from the very talented Michelle Wang for The Yarn Collective which I knitted in their Hudson Worsted / ochre. I absolutely adored everything about this knit and the wool is a delight to work with. It’s a time consuming knit but worth it. I shall seriously consider a second for next winter as love wearing it.
Like an awful lot of us I suspect I also got carried away knitting up scarves and hats for gifts. Probable one of my favourites is this little Bear hat with attached pompom scarf that I made up for our four year old niece using some Take Care Mohair from my stash – modelled here by a childhood bear of my own:
I also knitted up the Reversible Rivulet Scarf from Purl Soho for a ‘just because ‘ gift for my husband. Being unable to get their yarns in the UK I substituted a fantastic yarn from Fyberspates which worked beautifully. The scarf is knitted throughout in twisted rib with alternating cable placement. The end result is lovely.
I have also treated myself to a couple of sets of UK yarns farmed and dyed on site. Some aptly named Christmas Red for the Stasis sweater. This yarn is from The Little Grey Sheep and is their Gotland 4 ply.
The other on my list was some of Erika Knights British Blue yarn in cymbeline which is a dark grey plus Mrs Dalloway which is an old gold- these are for the Humulus sweater which is knitted yoke down and depicits a traditional hop design.
All that remains is for me to wish you all a happy holiday season and I will catch up with you in the New Year.
Love Magpie 😘