I like to have some simple knitting on the go for when I’m a passenger in the car on our windy Devon roads. A secret project I’m knitting has been all stocking stitch so far.
However, last week, I finally reached the point when it got interesting, so needed a new local car journey project. I decided to knit a colour block jumper – nice easy stocking stitch with a bit of interest from the colours. So, with a vague vision of a blue and pink combination, I headed to Rockin’ Beads last Thursday to explore yarns.
Despite not getting there until about ten to five, Donna patiently helped me riffle through her Aran and chunky yarns. Still with my vague notion forming, I picked four colours of Berge de France’s Magic+ and bought two balls of each.
Home again I sketched jumpers and moved colours and blocks around in my head. Although I liked the pop of colour the turquoise brought to the party, I kept thinking it was too much. After a creative consultation with Lovely Littlest, I decided to return the turquoise and work with just three colours.
Whilst I was deciding if the turquoise should stay or not, I knitted and blocked a swatch of the deeper pink…
… so by Sunday morning – when we headed out for the beach – I had some knitting to take in the car.
A little more
dithering decision making, saw me undoing the rib after a few rows, but it was just finished when we got back home. A trip yesterday evening, to see my niece, who’s holidaying in Cornwall, got a little more done.
I hope all your projects are going well.
Have a great weekend!