We stopped off for warming drinks - I had a hot chocolate and Mr JK had a whisky - before returning home. It was the perfect day for knitting, snuggled on the sofa in front of the woodburner. What to knit..........? I decided that I had to cast on the Cora scarf, using my much desired Rowan Colourscape yarn. It's a very simple cable pattern, and knitted up really quickly. Before I knew it, I'd used one skein, and I finished the scarf today. It goes really well with my gorgeous purple jacket, and I'm almost looking forward to some more cold days so that I can show it off!
The scarf is like one big plait of wool. The yarn is lovely, a bit Noro-esque in that you have to keep picking out little bits of stick, and you do have to be quite gentle with it, as it breaks quite easily. Having said that tho', the colours are gorgeous. Here's a closer look.
This scarf is actually my second finished item of 2010. You may remember I started a pair of socks for my friend Charlotte. I had hoped to finish them in 2009, to bring my sock total for the year to 24 pairs, but I didn't quite manage it, and ended up finishing them off on New Year's day. The yarn is really lovely to knit with. I don't have any in my stash at the moment, but I may well have soon!
School starts again this week, so my knitting time will be cut dramatically. I need to sort out a project that I can carry about with me. I shall be delving into the sock yarn stash to choose some yarn. There's quite a lot of it, so I may be some time! See you soon (ish!)