I joined Sundara's Seasons Club in August so I could get my hands on some of her fabled yarn. I chose Spring as it is more my colours than some of the other Seasons and I could not afford more than one season with VAT/Customs etc to added on. The first skein is named Beach Glass. This link is very apt with soundtrack and all to show where and why this skein is named so.
It is so much more vibrant in real life than thes photos show.
Just to pick a suitable pattern, but later, much later..........
This week's stunning skein is again from Skein Queen. It is the second installment of the Squee Club Autumn yarn.
The club is based on english Stately Homes. Chatsworth is a very stately home in Derbyshire and I have only ever seen it on the screen. The last time was in the Keira Knightly version of Pride and Prejudice. To see why these colours, look at these pictures of Chatsworth House and this showing more of the house. It is now in a cake and I am searching for a 'noble' pattern for it :)
Another wonderful skein from Debbie aka SkeinQueen. This one is called Snow Reflections ie the yarn suggests the reflections on the snow............it knits up like that too, some knitted pics later. :)
It is almost as if the grass is peeking out of the snow.....................do you see it the same? :)
The pattern did suggest blocking the cuff and then picking up stitches.................no way!! I just knit on, do you think it needed blocking first? :) I try never to cut yarn until a sock is finished and fits...............sad that way, I am. :)
Today was my first official day back at University. I have enrolled for a part-time course lasting 2 years; at the end of which I hope to receive a specialist practice qualification and a post-graduate certificate (half a Masters degree), it will be a lot of work so knitting may/will take a back seat along with blogging. I'm not giving up but am being realistic about the work committment involved. However in keeping with the title of this post, I started Stephanie Japel's Back-to-School U-Neck Vest Pattern in this yarn.
I hope it will look like this, eventually............ :)