Yarn: hand dyed 50% merino, 50% silk from Yan Tan Tethera Yarns.
500 size 6 triangular Miyuki beads
I haven’t done any knitting since March so I’m glad to get back to it…
Pattern: Glittering Caves by Corrine Walcher
Yarn: Sirdar Hush
I wasn’t very disciplined in March, flitting all over the place with crafting items, so for April I’m trying to get back on track to being focussed.
So, my projects are:
I put in print I was going to do two. I’m an idiot. Clearly I wouldn’t be able to do two at once. So here’s the one I am working on:
And here I am frogging back when I started clue 2 with chart 4 and not chart 3…
I’ve been excited about the Boo Knits April Mystery Knitalong ‘Danse Macabre’ for as long as I’ve known about it. I persuaded my friend Salpal to join in, I picked my yarn, I bought the beads, I bought a new project bag specially (this is slightly excessive but I did want a new one) and I noted it in my diary. I didn’t check I had the needles because I have a whole huge tin of circular needles and of course I had what I needed.
Turns out I don’t own a 3.75mm circular. (Well I do, but a 40cm one for knitting hats isn’t going to get me very far.) So last night I ordered the correct needle and paid for next day delivery to get it on Saturday. 😱
Salpal has already started! Being in the US she got the first clue on Thursday evening… I’m not VERY envious at all.
Anyway, I’m mostly ready.
I will be using some gorgeous I Knit Or Dye London 50% silk, 50% baby camel (!) lace weight in a semi solid pink. This yarn is GORGEOUS to touch and squish. I’ve had it for a few years and I’ve been saving it for the perfect project. Which would appear to be this one!
I’m making it for my sister. I gave her this choice:
She picked the pink. You’ll notice it isn’t the pink I’ll be using. That’s because the pink in the choice picture was actually a skein I bought for and gave to my friend Maxine for Christmas! I accidentally used the wrong photo. I don’t think Gayle will notice or indeed mind.
My Mum said she liked the orange. I am suffering a real temptation to make her one too. I do have orange beads… I might cake the yarn up just in case I have time. Yes it’s a bonkers idea, but it might just come off.
Still to block but I’m pretty pleased with this! All done in 10 days.
Now to choose my yarn for the Boo Knits April KAL….
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