Sunday, September 4, 2016

Spring shawl and surprise photos

As usual when coming near the end of a project I wondered what I should knit next. And then last week I put on a black dress and wanted a shawl to wear with it, but all my large shawls seemed dull. I often wear my first colour affection to work, but the colours have faded over time, and my second colour affection is navy. I wanted something BRIGHT. Since I picked up a skein of MadTosh speckled yarn I had a look for some patterns to use that. i found Summer Camp, paired it with my brightest - and oldest - skien of stash sock yarn and off we go.
After spending the previous two weeks knitting mosaic, that required every stitch to be counted, it is a joy to just garter stitch go, go, go, in the loudest, happiest, springest colours I can imagine.

On Friday nights I gave Kieran his mitts and hat, at the beginning if a dinner party that ended up quite merry. When I went to get the photos off my camera for this post, I discovered that someone had taken photos of him wearing them! Now, no one would recommend doing a photoshoot in my kitchen, but I love Tarragon's face, and I'm really glad the set fits Kieran so well.

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