Thursday, 7 November 2013

The beginnings of a green scarf.....

November.... 
we have had cold grey wet start to November just like October ended.....
all the lovely autumn colours have turned into sludgy muddy browns here,
the only exception to this I have noticed during our woodland walks 
are the last bits of green around. 
The mosses and ferns are radiating with there richness in colour!


The sky is a permanent dull grey with a damp feel in the air and 
the lamps at home have to be on all day.


Time for me to snuggle up when ever I can.... under a quilted throw with a hot drink, 
this is the perfect time to start a new knitting project.
I’m in need of a scarf....
at this time of year I’m rarely seen without one ....
A green one is needed....
over the last couple of weeks my wardrobe has had a influence of clothing in a mix of greens....
When I step into a good yarn shop,  I'm stepping into a Aladdin's cave
so many lovely yarns....
tweet wool....baby merino....angora....alpaca....cashmere....
in the most beautiful shades, I have to remind myself its green’s I am after.....
but even in green’s there is an endless choice and I’m suppose to pick one??


I adore the soft fluffiness of angora next to the rustic texture of tweet wool 
mixed with the strength of alpaca and delicateness with wool lace....


The mix of pale jades with rich moss and dark emerald greens....
....yarns with a little shine next to matt textures once.


Sorry its not possible for me to pick just one and maybe that is why 
I like knitting this style of scarf so much it allows me 
to mix all the different yarns I like in one project!


I'm only at the very beginning  and with each row having 260 stitches 
and round about 80 rows still to go, I still have a fare bit to knit.  
But with the weather forecast to stay much the same over the next couple of weeks, 
 I hopefully get plenty of snuggle up time to get this finished soon. 
I will keep you posted!
Have a great weekend!
XXXX  



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