It’s been quite a while since I’ve done any knitting but the opportunity to review some yarn came up recently and it was too good an opportunity to resist. The first item is a work in progress but you might have seen me Instagramming it; it’s been quite enjoyable to get back to knitting for a change though it has to be said my technique and tension seems to have taken a bit of a tumble while it has been on the back burner which is annoying.
Something I really want to work on next is combining knitting and crochet together. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not likely to get heavily into clothes making and so items for the house are going to be my focus when it comes to yarn crafts. I’m determined to make sure all the girls leave home with a blanket to wrap up in and a cushion to bother and that’s going to take some time. I’m loving filling my home with things I’ve made – clothes don’t cut it for me in quite the same way. But I do love knitting and a knitted blanket takes a pretty long time so I think perhaps hybrid items might fit the bill quite nicely.
Anyway, here is the current work in progress for the review; it is Bergere de France Estivale yarn, fine with hemp and sequins and totally different to anything I’ve used before. I’m enjoying it, even though I’ve kept the stitch simple and I’m looking forward to finishing it off with my first hybrid ‘Knichet’ project 😉 This is my first foray into 4 ply knitting since I had Fran and although I am making it on big needles to give it a light and fluffy feel and make sure I finish fairly quickly, the experience has been very pleasant. I’m enjoying how it feels to work with and the look of the piece that is appearing.
Otherwise I’ve been trying to read a bit more and have made a start on putting together a blanket my sister has commissioned me to make. I do like to have a granny square project on the go and I’m enjoying playing with colours with this one and trying to get it just right.
What are you making at the moment? Leave a link in the comments if you like 🙂