Ooh lovely, lovely pattern. Now that my thumb has mended I'm knitting a bergen cowl with my valentine yarn. I've been wanting to make one ever since I saw it beautifully modelled here.
Don't you think it's a good idea, valentine yarn? I love flowers especially wild ones, but made 'A' promise not to buy me any when I noticed that overnight on St Valentine's Eve, they had miraculously inflated from fifteen to forty pounds in price in the village store. Nor did I need a special valentine meal as there was plenty of food in the pantry and we were busy decorating...But I did mention that I might like some valentine yarn. (I got the idea here.)
This is lovely easy knitting in the round, with just enough interest in changing the colours not to get bored. I could actually watch a film whilst making it and enjoy the process too. It only takes 100g of yarn. I used one 50g each of Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester DK, in grey and gold. This is lovely soft 100% wool. The best bit is it's British, so no air miles, and it's washable.
The film, was Still Life, the first in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache murder mystery series by Louise Penny. The fact that I thought he was called Inspector Ganache for the whole of the film made it a little hard for me to take it seriously at first. But I soon found that I was drawn into the gentle (if you can call murder, gentle) story with the cosy Quebec village eccentric inhabitants. In the same way that I loved The Ladies Number One Detective Agency Series by Alexander McCall Smith. Nice easy gentle reading when that's just what you feel like. I now want to read the book as soon as I've finished this one, and if that goes well the whole series.
Now I am wondering whether to make this hat or some wristwarmers with the remaining yarn. lovely dilemma...
joining a little belatedly with ginny...