This was the hat for the 2019 Shetland Wool Week. I have always been fascinated by colour work, patterns like this
But they seem very complicated, so I need to build myself up to that level.
I thought a hat would be easier and Miss A was going on the school ski trip (cancelled now due to Covid 19).
I bought a kit for the Road Side beanie from Calico and Ivy (if you are in Perth this is a lovely store).
It’s coming along slowly – here’s me knitting a bit of it
I should have used circular needles, but I used what I had on hand, which was dpns. I am up to the crown decreases, so it should all get a little bit faster. This requires a bit of concentration so I haven’t been watching any T.V while knitting it. I did finish Little Fires Everywhere – it was very good.
I would like to finish this by July, which is when the tour was meant to take place.
Late last year I subscribed to Bluprint (formerly Craftsy), it was a good deal and the subscription came with vouchers to buy 12 classes outright.
I have done some of the other classes and enjoyed them. The format suits me – I can watch when I want and work through the homework as I have time.
In this strange world we now find ourselves (below is an image of our local playground – roped off for the foreseeable future) I decided I had a bit of time and space to work on some of the classes.
I am currently working on Heirloom Lace Edgings, the teacher is Franklin Habit. He is a good teacher, he explains things well. The first photo shows my homework – I have knitted the centre (the thing to which I am going to attach my lace) and now I am working on the lace.