With the temperature soaring and a summer cold well-entrenched, I'm finding it a bit hard to sit down to write this blog! This summer cold is in the early but persistent stages where you've already gone through the stage of hoping that this is just a bit of sleep deprivation, past the point of "this is just hay fever" and coming to the realisation that this cold is here to stay. The blurry fog is settling in as we speak! And the constant companionship of a tissue box is something I am now resigned to.
Instead of dwelling on such miserable
thoughts, I thought I'd share one of my great knitting joys of these
past couple of days. When I went down south during the Christmas break, I
went with my mother-in-law to visit a wonderful, inspiring yarn shop in
Margaret River, Western Australia. The Margaret River Wool Company
is run by Justine, who is exactly what you want a yarn shop owner to
be...friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and passionate about yarn! I
was asking her about which cotton yarns she particularly liked and she
suggested that I try the Rowan Belle Organic DK range. It is a lovely
mix of 50% organic cotton/50% organic wool.
Given I was
and still am (*sigh*) on a yarn diet, this was a bit of indulgence and
only bought 2 balls in the Tomato shade (a lovely dark pink), enough for a
completed about two thirds of this scarf and while I can only show a
little bit of it in progress - I have to tell you that is has been a really
beautiful yarn to work
with...very soft to handle, a little splitty but nothing annoying and
the colour just makes me happy every time I look at it. I'm sure it will
be wonderful to wear! The other side has been blocked and this little
scarf will be up in a little while under the patterns on the new A
Passionate Yarn website. A good short summertime/autumn scarf project.