I talked about some special knitting in my last post, and here it is, in Fenella. The shade I chose after much debate is Atomic Red, a soft coral red, which I think will really suit my skin tone. I've not seen a shade like this in any yarn around at the moment, and I know a lot of research went into sourcing vintage shades for Fenella. I literally love them all, from the really dark brown of Myristica (which I've got my eye on for a skirt), to the palest pink of Constance Spry. I'm so glad there is a deep navy too, it's such a great alternative to black, which I vowed when I first started knitting vintage never to use. I have never knitted a jumper in it, but have done a few hats.
This shot was taken in natural
light without flash, and the colour match is pretty close.
one I took with the flash. The colour match here is slightly closer to
the original. My pics still need a LOT of work, but getting the colours
true is a start. Something I hadn't realised before is how different the colour of wool can look in different lights, and at different times of the day.
This is Panelled Effect Ladies Jumper
from A Stitch In Time. It is the first time I am knitting in 3 ply for
myself, and I am very excited about how it will turn out. One of the
yarns I am using for Starring Stripes
is a 3 ply, but amongst the four other yarns, all of which are 4 ply,
it doesn't really count. I also knitted a baby jumper in Patons 3 ply
for my son when he was a baby, in off white, which was cute.
is shaping up really well. I am about six inches in. I'm working the
first size, as in the book, which fitted beautifully, with a bit to
spare. I was a lot slimmer then, though, so I am a bit concerned that it
will be on the snug side. But, when I look at the picture of the
original, it is a close-fitting jumper. Hoorah.
My plan is to lose weight
between now and finishing it, which will be perfect. I've
been 'planning' to lose this weight since the Spring, (actually since
June 2012, after I had my daughter, but very half-heartedly). Except I'm going to the land of
burgers, donuts and awesome ice cream for over a week. How exactly am I
going to do it? I would rather sit and knit than go to the gym. Hey ho.
I'm hoping to get lots
of it done, on the beach. I don't sunbathe, even though I don't really
burn, being half Greek, but I'm not at all keen on the searing hot sun on my skin. That
would be the other half: Irish.
I might try to blog while I'm away, my brother has loaned me a couple of lenses for the camera, although that doesn't mean my photography will improve!