Thank you all for your comments on my last post, it seems that many of you are in the same busy, 'end of term rush' boat as me at the moment. We're just hanging in there, clinging on, waiting for this to pass, looking and hoping for the calm seas of summer. I have to say, life is a little tumultuous at the moment and I'm more than ready for some calm seas. Let's hope there's some on the horizon.
Enough with the sailing analogy though, because at least I feel like I'm making a little progress in some areas. Finishing off this cardi is a step in the right direction, especially as it will be a great one to take with us when we go away in the summer. The design is nice and simple and the colour is neutral so I think it'll go with most things. Of course, the button choice is a fairly bold one I suppose, but it was what she wanted and I have to say I do love the yellow and the grey together so I'm not sure I would have done anything different left to my own devices.
I still love the colour of this yarn too. It has a sort of mottled appearance and although the overall effect is grey, there are in fact a few different shades mixed up in it when you peer at it closely, a pinkish purple, blue and an almost teal green. It's really quite surprising.
It reminds me of those 'match your colour' paint pots that you can go and have mixed. When you watch the pigments go in, there's quite often some surprising shades that get squirted in, that you wouldn't necessarily have expected to need to make the final colour. I've always been fascinated by that.
I'll try not to get you too excited about it though as I fear that this will be a long discontinued colour. It was originally passed to me from my lovely knitting Nanny, who will no doubt of have had it hidden in her stash for untold yonks before I received it and yarn colours are a frequently changing thing. Still, I'll put all the details at the bottom of the post anyway, just in case anyone wants to know.
In the meantime, I'll attempt to delight and amuse you with a few more photos, including some from what is fast becoming our traditional 'prance around while Mummy takes some shots' style photo shoots...
Pattern: Grannie's Favourite by Georgie Hallam (Rav link)
Yarn: Sirdar Country Style DK - Mountain Ash 589
Buttons: Recycled buttons from stash