Monthly Archives: June 2010

posh ruby

After what was probably for me an unprecedented 2-month knitting hiatus, I finally caught the bug again. Instrumental in this was the fact that I had signed up for Dee at Posh Yarn’s Cashmere Club last December, which means that every couple of months some delicious hand-dyed cashmere gets dropped through my letterbox. (The fact that I paid for it last year also makes me feel rather like this is free yarn – irrational, I know, but hey, if it makes me happy…)

I started this scarf at the beginning of April, just as we were about to go on holiday to Morocco for a week. I thought that the beautiful, tulip-inspired colours would match that landscape well, and I was right.

It was perfect for getting me back into knitting – a quick, easy knit with many dropped row stitches that meant the scarf grew incredibly quickly, and a nice bit of lace at each end. I am somewhat ambivalent about variegated yarn in general, but I am really happy with how this stitch pattern worked with, rather than against, the yarn.

Although I love the result, these are not really my colours, so this scarf is destined to become a gift for a deserving friend (hope she’s not reading as I haven’t given it to her yet!)

Here are the details:

Pattern: Victorian Ruby (Ravelry link) by Jane Sowerby, from Victorian Lace Today

Yarn: Posh Yarn Eva 4 ply silk/cashmere, in the colourway Tulip Time

Needles: 4.5mm

Ravelled: here

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Guess what? I’ve been knitting again… And my camera is working again… And I’ve decided enough is enough on the neglecting my blog front… And I’ve missed checking in on all my bloggy friends…

So, details to follow on these projects very soon. But for now, here’s just a little teaser…..

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