I am ridiculously excited about the return of Ginny’s Yarn Along, I’ve missed it.
Now appearing monthly rather than weekly. I love Ginny’s blog, the photographs are superb as she shares with us her tales of knitting, dyeing, making and family life in such a gentle, honest way. I often read her posts several times and wonder at her photography – if only I could take such beautiful photos.
Whilst I wait for Attic24’s Woodland CAL to start (eeeeek – only two more days!) I have been working on a blanket for my nephew. It is in a nice relaxing linen stitch that I can do in front of the TV or whilst watching the children play, giving me a rest from the intricacies of the mandalas I’ve been making recently.
I joined in with Lucy’s Moorland Cal last year, but chose Dorset Hedgerow colours for the blanket I gave to my niece, she is training to be a vet and loves the Dorset Countryside.
Her brother was quick to mention how much he also loves to curl up on the sofa with a blanket, so what to make for Harry? When I think of him I think of surfing and the sea, and we do live on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast so…….
I gathered a Coastal Palette together
Using Stylecraft Special DK and Stylecraft Batik in the hope that I can blend some of the stripes together.
Ginny asks us to share a book we are reading along with our yarny projects – and synchronicity! – I am currently reading a book about the life of Mary Anning, one of our local heroines.
I have been making a few little ammonites using Eleonora’s cute pattern . I have made them so that I can play around with working out the order of the stripes.