As soon as I saw this book I wanted it. Windswept is a wonderful range of patterns in a range of Rowan yarns designed by Marie Wallins.
I am lucky enough to have yarn in my stash for some of the designs but I was lacking in enough Cocoon to knit Dill the first design of the second row. I really want to knit this so I used my initiative and remedied the problem by swapping some Tumble from my stash for the same number of balls in Cocoon. I decided on the chocolate brown as I feel it will be more versatile.
I like all bar three of these designs and want to knit the stranded work dress , sweater and cardigan. I may need to buy a couple of balls but am lucky enough to have most of it in my stash. It is hard deciding what to knit and too often I end up knitting something I quite like that I can wear for work, but don’t wear much outside. These designs I would wear every where.
I have finally finished Santorini from Rowan magazine 53. I cheated slightly and didn’t knit the flower on the front as I intend to make fabric corsages from Rowan fabric and wear these with it.
Time to choose a new project and I am so torn , there are so many patterns I want to knit and 4 I have organised the yarn for. The problem is I keep changing my mind on which one to knit first.
The first of the four options is Eldorado from rowan magazine 55. You can follow my progress here. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/flickchickknits/eldora/photos like Santorini this is the cover knit. I will still be using Rowan Cotton Glace but these colours.
My second choice is Kiki from Kim Hargreaves amazing new book Honey. In my opinion this is her best book for a while and there’s a few in this I want to knit. Again Stash will be used and slightly different colours. The yarn the pattern calls for is the dreaded Kidsilk Haze which I have a love hate Relationship with. My progress can be found here. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/flickchickknits/kiki
The third of the four comes from this months Knit Today in which there are a few patterns I want to knit. I was very nearly tempted to subscribe as they have a great subscription offer but thought to myself I can’t cope with the amount of patterns I have so NO. As soon as I saw Clementine by Sarah Hatton I knew I had to knit it, in red. This one hasn’t made it to my project page yet.
The fourth is from Marie Wallins Windswept, which needs its own post, so more on that next time.
I finished Ysoldas follow the arrow mystery knit a long a week or two after the deadline. I really enjoyed knitting this especially having one clue a week.
The result was lovely and if I ever get spare time and have knitted all my patterns I may knit another one.
I used The Natural Dye Studio Precious 4ply 100% silk. I am not normally a fan of silk but this was so soft and silky it was a real pleasure to knit with. I used most of the two skeins
Destashing is still going well but not as strongly as I want.
I have made Evalyns first cardigan using Rowan Baby Merino Silk. I only have a button to add. I really enjoy knitting with this yarn it’s one of those yarns that feels as if it’s knitting itself. The pattern is Sabrina from a Patons booklet.
I have 8 squares to knit for her blanket. I started off so well but as usual fall at the deadline. I have six weeks to finish it which sounds like plenty oftime but I also have to knit six squares a week for the Rowan Mystery Afghan KAL. This I have fallen behind with, only managing 2 squares a week so far. This week is a lace square so I should be catching up soon. I really like the Pure Wool Worsted. The colour range is fantastic and it knits properly. I can’t wait to knit some cables in it.
Yarn in 600g
Yarn out knitted 300g
Yarn out sold / donated 2500g
Total 21910g destashed