Really, your response to my last post about my Boho Shawl took me by surprise a must confess. I mean, I knew I liked it but I feared it would be a bit wacky to appeal to anyone else much, but you've been so kind and so positive about it that I'm feeling more affectionate than ever about my colourful little capelet.
My original idea was to make a pattern of it but along the way, I changed my mind, thinking that there would be little point but you've changed my mind about that too. Quite a few of you have said you'd love to make your own and I'm so pleased about that. So I shall get to work turning my scribbles into something legible and let you know how it goes.
Today, though I'm here to show you something completely the opposite, it's just one colour and a nice soft muted one at that. It's like a little palate cleanser for your eyes. This is my Bubble.
Bubble, (Ravelry Link) because the bottom part is supposed to be a bit puffy and round like a bubble I guess. Mine hasn't worked out quite that way, probably my 'English Pear' shape letting me down again I fear. Which is a shame because it does fit so nicely elsewhere. In fact, if what I was after was a nice, close to the body fit, I couldn't have asked for better. It's just that I quite liked that looser, slightly puffy look it the pattern pictures.
So although I'm a little disappointed about that, I can't help but be pleased with it too. I love the pattern and the way the finished thing looks, and forgive me if this sounds like I'm bragging but look at the knitting - it looks so neat! I mean, I only mention it because I'm so surprised. Maybe it's the yarn, maybe it was the blocking, I don't know but it's not because my knitting skills have improved, if anything they are a little rusty. Whatever the reason, I'll just enjoy the results.
But the thing I love most about my bubble is the amount I enjoyed knitting it. I can't quite believe how quickly I worked through it, considering I was so close to giving up after the second row. The task seemed so monumentally huge back then, like a marathon. But, after the ribbing had been done it turned into a jolly walk in the park and I loved it.
I think I can probably go as far as to say I enjoyed the process of making this item more than I'm enjoying the finished product. Maybe that just means I'm turning into a different kind of knitter?
So, my plan is to block it again, and this time pay a little more attention to my puffy bottom!
If all goes well, I have the top of my dreams. If not, well at least I enjoyed the process.
Pattern: Soft Kid Bubble by Laura Irwin
Book: Boutique Knits
Yarn: GGH Soft Kid - Duck Egg