Sunday, 10 May 2020
Subtle or Grey?
After stacking the sewing room with half the contents of the dining room, I had the urge to start a project. Fortunately, I had made sure a few essential items were within easy reach, for instance knitting needles, yarn, and not much else. On Thursday I started a little baby cardigan using the pattern I devised last year. It is very enjoyable working on a tiny item and being able to make quick progress. There is a slight snag though. This is the time of year that I am busy with the allotment, and end up with permanently grimy hands and fingertips like sandpaper, which fluffs up the wool. I have to get my knitting done in the morning while my hands are still clean.
Combining a random pastel yarn with a yarn of alternating white, grey and cream was a bit of a risk. Once you are more than two feet away the eye combines it into grey. I am hoping that the mauve-pink rib lifts the colour, and am debating whether to put some pink around the chest. I probably will.