High time I caught up with what's on the needles at the moment.
I've just finished knitting this for Alison - the first of a pair, obviously.
Please ignore my un-beautiful hand and look at the beautiful fingerless mitt instead. Rowan Pure Wool 4ply in Eau de Nil 450 - and Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Turkish Plum 660, which is my new favourite KSH colour.
Also from Ali, and also from her new collection -
This is a shrug, worked in Kidsilk Haze held together with Fine Lace. Plus beads, plus a clever tuck stitch that gives a cloudy, slightly puffy effect to the fabric - plus lace ribbing..... lovely fun to knit, and this is going to be a gorgeous garment.
This is the Little Neath Shrug, worked in Ember 644 KSH and Ochre 930 Fine Lace. My camera is not showing the colour to advantage, as usual.
Apart from this, there is my own knitting, which isn't looking nearly as beautiful.
So this is Masham Stripe, and I can promise you that there really are stripes, it is not me being clever with the camera, because I don't know how to do things like that.
I like this yarn. The fabric is lovely, soft and nicely woolly, just what one wants at this time of the year. It is surprisingly well behaved to work with, as well, and I do like the fact that all the colours are natural shades of the wool, undyed. I am sure I will be using this again.
I will leave you with these gorgeous autumn colours - this is, I think, Virginia creeper, or it might be Boston Ivy - I can never remember how to tell the difference. Growing wild over an ash tree, near Dundas Aqueduct.
Also, I am on Facebook now. If I can just work out how to put a link, like the Ravelry link, that would be good. I'll get there.....