Those of you how read Artis-Anne will probably recognise the yarn as some of Posh Yarn's beautiful cashmere yarn. It is truly yummy and beautifully cuddly. Those people in need of cheering up would do well to consider treating themselves to some of this fantastic yarn - I'm in love!
So much so that with some of my birthday money (such a kind family I have to let me have a mad spending spree!) I bought some more yarn in Posh Yarns Sunday Sale. This time I got some lace weight 45% Cashmere 55% Silk called Emerald Isle.
Boy, is it Greeeeeen! Now I do love green but when I opened the pink parcel (great!!) all you could see was a giant clash of pink and emerald green. There are tones of blue and yellow in amongst it all and I'm sure it will be lovely knitted up.Now, I hope you've noticed I'm making an effort with my photos, making the most of the sunshine and utilising my front garden (I'm sure my neighbours must think I'm mad!). Now it could be said that I have gardeners green fingers, but at the moment it would be more accurate to say I have emerald green hands. Yes, my beautiful cashmere is making me look like I'm an extra from the Wizard of Oz or that I'm slowly turning into the Incredible Hulk! I've washed the yarn gently to see if any excess dye came off but the water remained fairly clear - the green it seems only wants to come off on my hands! Still I'm not complaining as it is just so soft. I have since been told that emerald dye can come off and can, like turquoise, be difficult to fix, hence the green hands!
I will confess that there will be further additions to the stash over the next few days / weeks as the results of my spending spree wing their way to me but other than these and once my birthday money is gone I have decided that I will join the growing numbers of those pledging:Hence the countdown in the previous post! Now on to some FO's. I finally got DH to stand still long enough to model his hat for you all. He did protest a little wondering why on earth anyone would want to see his hat and trying to make sure I didn't get his face in the photo. He has reluctantly OK'd this photo which will probably be his first and only appearance here! Bless him he does like the hat and has worn it loads during this cold and snowy weather.
I was actually out of the house before the sun was properly up when we had snow here the other week and thought I'd share with you the lovely peaceful snowy sunrise.That by the way is my street.OK, back to the knitting. I don't suppose I should really count a single sock as a FO until the pair is completed so, depending on your point of view here's my latest FO/WIP. At least it's a lovely springtime yellow and will make up for the fact I've no daffodils in bloom yet!Finally I give you a sneak peak of yet another WIP that shouldn't be far off being completed (once I finish the socks which kind of jumped the queue!). I love the autumnal colours and the softness of the yarn, but seeing as I have rambled on for far too long I will leave it at that and tell you more once it is complete! Sorry it's been photo heavy but I've been drowning with Mum's horrible head cold (another birthday present but I won't hold it against her - she did say to avoid her!) and have been putting off posting for a few days until I felt up to it. And Boy, I think I've made up for the delay!
Before I go I really should add that Mum also got me a new knitting book to add to my growing collection - 'Domiknitrix' by Jennifer Stafford. Take a look at her blog to get an idea of the book. There are some nice patterns lurking here and there and some interesting ideas.