I love my Dolan berets and don't want to take them off when I come indoors. Sometimes I don't. The grey and the mustard Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester ones were followed by a 'True Navy' one. A's sister fell in love with it when she came for Christmas, so I made one for her birthday. I've just posted it off today. I think I'll always have one on the needles for someone.
I've been making cute fingerless mitts from an Erika Knight pattern that you can download free, here. The yarn is also British blue wool, but by Erika Knight. It comes in lovely colours like 'Classic', a gorgeous petrol/grey, in cute little dinky 25g skeins. It is so soft and silky. But any DK weight would work. I've made a classic pair and a honey coloured pair and now there's a true navy pair on the needles, to match the hat. It's another easy, make-in-an-evening project that would be great for a beginner, or pick-up-and-put-down one for when you're busy. Good for when you're sitting by the computer uploading photos and it's taking so long that it seems like the snow has got into it's works...Ahem. Perfect for a Mother's Day gift or stocking fillers...I'm thinking ahead...
...and reading? I'm pouring over Sarah Raven seed catalogues and making mental lists. Imagining the garden billowing with lime green Nicotiana, Sutton's Apricot Digitalis, subtle blue and white Scabious, Ammi visnaga, and towers of White Lady or Polestar runner beans.
Knitting next? I'm looking for a sweater to make for A. Something that will knit up quickly and keep him toasty now that the weather has changed. Maybe in Icelandic lopi wool...but it doesn't have to be...Have you any suggestions?
Projects: Mittens for mum by Erika Knight
Dolan Beret by Leah B Thibault
Yarn: Erika Knight British Blue Wool
Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester DK
Ravelry: my ravelry page
joining ginny and nicole