It is so nice to have something new and interesting on the needles - soft, pretty, textured, with such lovely yarns as well, and a truly gorgeous combination of colours. After all these years of knitting, it isn't very often that I find myself presented with something that actually feels new to me - and right now I am lucky enough to have a project exactly like that.
So - two yarns held together. One strand of Rowan Pure Wool 4ply in a soft pink called Vintage, one strand of Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Majestic, which is of course something of a chameleon - not lilac, not grey, but something of both - very unique, and a very 'Rowan' colour. Put this together with an interesting stitch pattern, and you will find that I am a happy knitter. I've been ticking along with this particular lovely for a few days now, and it is going beautifully, if I do say so myself.
This is unblocked, of course - still on the needles. And it looks so pretty! I am not sure which appeals the most - the texture or the colour. And speaking of the colour, I've done my level best here to get it right, and although it is close, it is not exact - my camera always seems to put too much blue in the mix, and it is hard to correct.
Anyway - is it old rose? or crushed strawberry?
Either way, it is lovely, and so is the design.
This will be available soon as a kit from Alison Crowther-Smith, and I think that she will be running a workshop for it, too.
I'm looking forward to the last part of the pattern, there is a lovely pointy ruffle to make along each end.