Yesterday [Sunday 14th] I dragged my friend Mel to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. How I managed not to bankrupt myself I shall never know. I was very good and went round the entire show before going back to the two stalls that I really wanted to buy something from. In the end I bought two cones of silk from Habu which I am planning to use for light, swishy scarves. I then bought enough yarn to make a cardigan from a company called Shilasdair who are based on the Isle of Skye. Their yarns are beautiful and the colour selections very earthy and rich – I went for a dusky blue in the cashmere/angora/lambswool mix. I shall upload pictures once I have enough light to do the colours justice.
I am currently knitting Salina from the Rowan Vintage Style book. It’s in Rowan Felted Tweed and I have chosen a deep red which is lovely. I am enjoying knitting with the yarn, especially now that I have swtiched to Addi circular needles. Starting off with straights has reminded me how much I prefer circulars.
I also finally got the cotton for Percy which had been delayed in the postal strike but I am determined not to cast on until I have finished at least one of my current projects!