Saturday, December 26, 2015

Knitting at the MCG - day one

Like every year, I have a break over Christmas. This year I have pushed out my return to work date to the 11th of January. And, like every year, Leon and I start this time by going to the Boxing Day Test. This year, on Christmas eve, I received my order of  the Kate Davies yarn, Buachaille. I ordered enough for Leon's winter set, and also for Eunny Jang's Deep V Argyle Vest. I bough this pattern a very long time ago - maybe 2011, but I wanted it to be less deep V, and I had never steeked, or done colourwork and I had no idea how to change the pattern. After a solid six months of training by doing Kate Davies' patterns, I'm ready to go.

I have to knit the vest before I can knit Leon's Winter Set (2016) because the amount used for that is variable, while the vest amount are constrained by the pattern. So here I am, starting another steeked, stranded colourwork project. I guess I've found what i love, so why not keep doing it?

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