Thursday, 25 August 2011

Where sea and sky meet

The sound of waves crashing on the sea shore booms across the valley. The threatening storm has turned to sunshine and we finally managed to go to the beach to take some pics. Looking out of the window you would be forgiven for thinking that we're on a distant Greek Island. However, we are in Cornwall in the hidden village of Seaton (not to be confused with a village of the same name in Devon).

I've brought a variety of UFO's with me, including Liesl a beautiful little jacket by Ysolda Teague. This project began as a mindless spinning project at the end of term. Yarn made of Merino, BFL and Tencel fibres. The Tencel giving and irridescent glow to the yarn so that it looks like Mother of pearl.

This project was a quick knit - although I left six weeks between spinning and knitting the project. It only took a couple of days to knit. I love the picot bind-off found on the sleeves and hem although some would say that this is too much. It's light to wear and took a lot less yarn than I thought. This sort of project would make an ideal gift, it doesn't take too long to make and produces a stunning result. Thank you Ysolda, for annother stunning pattern.

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