Wednesday, 2 March 2011
The Reveal - Part Two.
Before the Reveal Part 2 I must just thank you for the lovely comments about our little cot quilt from the last post - so lovely to think you all liked it and hopefully it may have given an idea or two for any pending baby arrivals out there in blogland. Please do let me know if you work one yourself and I'll post a link.
Now to the results of Mr Davey's knitting where this gorgeous yarn - Twilley's Freedon Sincere Cotton DK for those who may wonder -
was worked with such love
into two little hats!
This wool is such a beautiful cotton blend with the creamiest of creams for the slightly larger one
and a heathery shade of pink for the tiny wee newborn one. I love the way the decreases lead to the little cord (which I believe is called an i-cord, though I have no notion why) which is then tied into a very cute knot. So lovely and so quick as Dave worked both of these within two days and that was obviously with many breaks for walks, games, etc...well, it was half term.
I love this yarn so much that I have ordered some for my next knitting project: Lurelei from my Ravelry queue (yes, I have finally worked out how to do a queue, though sadly not how to do an image link) in a gorgeous shade called Moonstone; more of this another time. Heavens, this is fast becoming a knitting blog!
Don't you hate buying wool that only has a batch number? How can someone not think of a thousand names when faced with such beautiful colours, merely resorting to labelling with an homogenous number which suggests a lack of connection with the wool itself? It is completely alien to me to have such a cold approach to something and doesn't seem to connect with the target audience either as most knitters I know are very in touch with such things. Thankfully, Twilleys are aware of our needs and have such beguiling names as Moonstone, Garnet and Malachite to tempt us with.
Anyhoo, enough of my ramblings. I will leave you with a bright splash of that ever-elusive sunshine in the form of our gaudy, can't-possibly-miss-me forsythia
and my Davey's dear hands (complete with their sadly bitten fingernails...sigh) knitting the second of the baby hats.
Have a lovely Wednesday x