As you know, when I bought this King Cole Riot on Christmas Eve, I intended it to be for a Spiral Construction blanket.
It does look glorious in this pattern, as you can see:
BUT this blanket is for me and I don’t *want* a blanket in grey, brown, red and orange. I want a blanket to match my bedroom, which is due to be painted and papered in shades of lilac and lavender with some pale green in the wallpaper in the spring.
I love this yarn and I want to make this pattern and let’s be honest, I got a bit carried away, particularly as the yarn was in a sale! I want a blanket, but in shades to match my bedroom, and I want to wear this yarn. Why it didn’t occur to me until now I will never know. I think the pale green and lavender version of this yarn would be nice for my blanket: http://www.loveknitting.com/king-cole-riot-dk – though quite why this colourway is called ‘Hot’, I cannot fathom!
(While I’m at it, look at this stuff! I need to find me a reason to buy some of that!)
So, back to the Riot, I haven’t got enough for a garment, but I do have enough for a cowl and something else. Since I ran out of yarn for Lucille I’ve been at a loose end. I didn’t want to crochet spirals (I now know why) and my African flower squares I made yesterday just didn’t look right – mostly because I realise I was using the wrong hook…. Why would you check your own blog when you’re determined to use a 4mm hook?
This yarn is just lovely to knit with! It’s very soft and reminds me a lot of Rowan Cocoon (apart from the weight of course!). It just occurred to me that a winter version of Await, with wrist length sleeves, would be a really nice extra winter layer. Might make that with the rest of the yarn…