Friday, February 8, 2013

Bendigo again

 
While I was looking at the pattern for  this hat, from the ever present KnitScene Spring 2012, I noticed, on the very next page, I spotted a stripped top. Recently Lousia was knitting a stripped jumper out of Bendigo cotton, and I had it in my head that I wanted to do that too. This pattern is perfect for that. Now I know I could have mail ordered the yarn, but I really do like to see the colours myself before I decide on two colours. I asked my boss to send me to Bendigo, and he did. I catch the train to get around for work, and the Mill is about twenty minutes walk from the railway station. 
 Then, I got the client I was meeting with pick me up from the Mill. The guy didn't ask a single question. Not even "what did you buy?".
 

And what I bought is two wonderful balls of Bendigo cotton. I love the colours, I love that I am making something with a completely different shape from anything I have made before, loose and wide. Right, now I'm off to knit 16 inches of stocking stitch in the round. It might be a while before my next finished object post!

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