We’re enjoying some cooler days in this part of France, after a horrendously hot June, July and beginning of August. Thunder, lightening, rain and power cuts have been on the agenda the past few days but I’m not complaining. The rain is much needed, and the power cut only lasted a couple of hours – not the end of the world.
I’ve been busy with yarn . . . finished the pink caridgan I was knitting. This is a photo I showed earlier.
It progressed speedily to this
on blocking boards. And then with 3 buttons added.
As soon as I cast off that project, I cast on a new one. Ever so eager to start knitting a poncho pattern I mentioned not long ago. There were two that caught my eye, and mentioned here: seeing double. I really like the Saltaire/Andes one in camel . . . but the Jewelspun/Pirouette one looked like it might be fun, and an excellent excuse to try my hand at cables. So this is the pattern I’m knitting (I downloaded the DMC version in French because it was free).
However, I had seen a non DMC or Sirdar yarn I thought might look good for this . . . and it was on special offer. It’s an acryllic yarn by Woll Butt, in 300g balls . . . I’m knitting in a colourway called “Sunset” on 5mm needles.
It’s plain sailing and plain stitching so far because I’m knitting the back and cable is only on the front. Very brainless but I’m enjoying the bright colours. I’m also looking forward to knitting the front and cables, but that will be another day.
To give me something else to get my teeth into, I’ve also just started a new crochet project.
This is a design by Sweet Oddity Art and published in “Dinosaurs, mammouths and more prehistoric amigurumi”. The pattern is a joy to follow and shaping is very cleverly done.
And, before I sign off . . . I surprised a French blogging friend with an unbirthday in August.
A fabric tote bag and an Isabelle Vautier xstitch kit, posted to Virginie.