Oooh my yummy DK yarns from Ripples Crafts arrived. Of course those of you who have followed me for a while will have guessed (and Marsha you were spot on) they are purple yarns! What can I say, I am a purple addict!
I am going to use the Crushed Blaeberries colour for a Lake Reed hat for myself and I may make a shawl with the Mulberry one. Or gloves…hmm not sure yet. (Blaeberries are a wild variety of blueberry that grow here in the Highlands). Her Oldany base is spun by John Arbon if you are familiar with their yarns. It is a 3 ply DK so should be good for cables.
This week I cast on my 2nd Quick Sand cardigan. A pattern by Heidi Kirrmaier. The pattern is for linen yarn (and my first was linen). This one is BFL/silk I dyed myself and oooooohhhhh I love how it is knitting up. I’m really thrilled with skein 1 anyway. I added some German short rows on the back of the neck to raise it slightly.
On Tuesday and Thursday I met up with friends at Loch Achilty and went out on my SUP. I have paddled more miles than I have walked this week. I have also done some gardening and pruning of trees, so no felting done for another week! And I am still a week behind on reading everyone’s blogs too.
Autumn is already on it’s way. Our heating is set to come on if it gets below 18⁰C and it came on yesterday morning. Also the trees have started turning. Before you know it I will be needing my woollies woo hoo!
Schools are back on Monday so that should make the loch a bit quieter when I’m out on it this week. I now have a full length winter wetsuit so tested that on Thursday and it’s a bit long on the legs but it was nice and warm when I fell in trying to do yoga tree pose on my SUP 🧘🏻♀️ I was the only one in the group that managed to lift my leg up…it was putting it back down when I fell in. I just need more practice 😀. It feels great being out getting some exercise though. Walking Ylva these days is a very leisurely short stroll, so not much exercise.
This is a Year of Projects post. Officially the Group is in its 11th year, but this is my 4th year participating. If you would like to find more about the Year of Projects Group on Ravelry.