My, it feels like it has been a very long month. This week’s blog post comes to you from Cornwall, where we are waiting to see if it really will snow in the next couple of days.
There’s quite a bit to share this week. Babette is having her border done. The scrappy border is being postponed for another time, and this Babette border will be a relatively restrained affair of 3 or 4 rounds in pale pink and orange. You can just see the first one on the photo. It is a yarn-eater – one ball does one round with just a couple of metres left over, and of course that will change as the rounds get larger.
The Million Stripe wrap is working up well. I have to admit to being slightly unconvinced by the green, but I am reserving final judgement until all adjoining colours are in place. By which point, if it still doesn’t work, there will be absolutely zero chance of me frogging all those stripes anyway and I’ll just have to wear that section at the back. In my head it was more of a lichen-y grey/green. Pink and green turn up together all the time in nature, right? It could just be that my colour vision hasn’t really re-adjusted to subtle after the bright Babette colours. Anyway, I shall see what the blue/aquamarine stripes add later on tomorrow, as I could potentially do the last section in blue/biscuit if there is too much of a fight with the pink/green.
There was a small amount of incoming sock stash this week – a skein of soft and smooshy Lorna’s Laces in Tickled Pink, which makes my heart sing, and a ball of Trekking XXL in tweedy dark green, which doesn’t (but which will probably improve with knitting and will be fine for starting out with). Not every day can be a pink socks day, after all. You can see from the picture the small pair of curious hands that crept catlike into shot, in between pressing the shutter release to focus and my phone taking the picture. Can’t deny the girl’s taste!
Finally, I passed the Felicity hat across to my sister, who loves it, and who has graciously and enthusiastically agreed that I can make her another one in the sock yarn pattern variation. She’s had it for just over a day and it’s already been pressed into service going to work, walking the dog and going to the pub. So I’m considering that a runaway success. Sorry, no picture (protecting the innocent/guilty)! I will however end with a photo of my Mum’s first daffodils – which are blooming away amidst the January frosts. A lovely sign that Spring really and truly is on her way.