but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. – Douglas Adams
I pretty much decided that Hathor was done and sent the pattern off to the test knitters on Sunday.
I added an option for long sleeves which took a little extra time to work out but I think it will be well worth it.
Since then I’ve been spending a few days catching up with things (mostly ironing, but we won’t talk about that!) chatting with friends and just generally taking stock.
It’s that time of year again. The days here have been beautiful; warm, dry and sunny, but the mist laying across the fields when I get up in the morning tells me that these days are limited. Before too long we will be into a cold, wet and invariably grey British autumn. Knowing this makes these days all the more precious, which is why it is my favourite season of the year. The days are to be treasured and it makes me feel more alive now, than any other time of the year.
The end of summer is also a time when I look back and take stock. I know it is more traditional to do this at the end of the year, but somehow, for me, this time always feels like the end of the year. The growing season is nearly over, (although I sincerely hope not quite yet as my autumn/winter vegetables are not nearly big enough) the days are getting noticeably shorter and the plants and animals are making that final dash before the colder weather arrives.
The yarn for this one, as I said in my last post, is Drops Karisma 100% wool, 100m to 50g in shades 01- off white, 52- mustard and 57- sage. It knits up very nicely having a good round, solid feel to it and it washes well. It is soft but not too soft, still retaining a slight crispness that I am hoping means it will wear very well. Not sure if I’d recommend it for children’s wear as personally I don’t think it would be soft enough next to their skin but I do like it. I am still contemplating another for myself in the same yarn but with long sleeves this time, although in the last day or two my attention has been taken up with other knitting. I’ve been putting together some swatches for a textured and cabled pullover, so I shall see where that leads me first I think.
In other news – The original version of Duffers is now available in French as well as English and German. A very nice lady called Frédi contacted me recently as she had translated a copy for her Mother and wondered if I would like to make it available. I am always overwhelmed with knitters’ generosity and would like to thank Frédi once again for all her hard work in putting together this translation for me. Pop over to her blog, it is in French but translatable and also facinating.