Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Guernsey - Yarn Along

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Things have stepped up a gear since last weeks dishcloths, this cold weather will do that.
Over the weekend, I wore not one but two pairs of wool socks, layers of tops, cardis and jumpers, topped with a waterproof coat.
We were at a festival, Underneath the Stars in Yorkshire but seriously it's nearly August, I was freezing and we weren't even camping ( hotel with beds, bath, shower and cooked breakfast )
I cast on f.pea's organic guernsey just before we left and knit on it solidly over the weekend, sitting in the big top, listening to the delights of Eddi Reader, Kate Rusby and more, while dodging the rain showers.
Coming up to the end of the first ball of Rowan Luxury Cotton, DK, I finally succumbed to what had niggled me from dividing for the sleeves ( this is a top down, free pattern ) it looked too small, way too small.
I ripped back, right back and cast on for 12months instead of the 6, so pleased I did, loving how it's looking now.
Yarn is wonderful, soft and the colour is a summery apple mint delight, I'm not normally a cotton fan but this has won me over.

Total childhood flashbacks, reading Enid Blyton to Oscar, my days were filled with Famous Five and Secret Seven, this gentle tale of life for four town children, recently moved to a farm is a summer reading delight, even if the weather isn't playing ball.

13 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love Enid Blyton books. Love the colour of the cardy. Thanks for popping by and commenting on my blog I really appreciate it.

Jayne M said...

That is so funny as I have just started reading The Children Of Cherry Tree Farm to my 6 year old. I loved them so much - I have all my Enid Blyton books still.

Donna said...

It's hard to imagine being chilly - we are in the heat of the summer over here in the States. Over 90 degrees with lots of humidity. Try and stay warm!

steph said...

I'm vacationing near Donna.....and I'm slowly roasting on a spit, too!!!! Would love some of your weather so I could drag out a sweater or two!!!

So glad you stuttered-started....and recast on. Happy knitting ahead!!! :)

momto5 said...

i would love a bit of that chill. it's boiling here. 107! but your knit looks great and the book looks good too!

Tracey ~ Clover said...

I can only dream of cold weather and wear wool socks, living on the coast of SC in the US makes for long, long summers.
Rowan Luxury cotton yarn sounds like a dream to knit and the wee Guernsey looks so sweet.

Cheryl said...

I was an Enid Blyton fan too. Still have my collection, but my children don't seem to enjoy them as much.

I love the image of you knitting away in the big top. Dressed in several layers. Hoping august brings us better weather.

Jacqui said...

Gorgeous knit. I'm crocheting a granny throw in sirdar snugly and boy was I glad of it the other evening. What a summer! What summer? Love Enid blyton's tales xxx

karen said...

lovely knitting in a color that goes with just about anything! Love children book reads :)

Rednesty said...

That colour is heavenly. Hope you are staying warm and dry-ish! - down here in Wiltshire we seem to have at least 2 seasons in each day at the moment!(www.hedgerowharvest.com/blog)

Lynda said...

Love The Simple Things mag! One of my favourites!! xx

Lucy Bowen said...

I used to love the Famous Five and the Guernsey is gorgeous.

Elizabeth said...

I like the colour of the cotton too. We are just getting into camping and I'm cold at night, but my family are all warm. Must knit myself a onesie or something!