Friday, June 14, 2013

Only One Thing Lacking

We're having one of those quintessential June days--warm, almost hot, everything lush and verdant. The climbing hydrangea in the back garden is coming into bloom. Makes me think of knitted lace.

Harriet, the written pattern, is done in first draft. I'm having a cup of Buckingham Palace Garden Party tea from here, to celebrate. The only thing lacking is local strawberries to go with it. It was about a year ago that I blogged about strawberries and cream. Our cold spring means the berries are late this year.
When I'm done with my tea, I'm going to cast on for Isabel's version of the jacket in garnet. I like the way all the wools I'm using for this design go together. The colours remind me of misty autumn days in the country.

That's Peace Fleece in Siberian Midnight on the lower left, and Elann's Peruvian Highland Chunky in Tranquil Lagoon and Garnet above and to the right. 

I want knitters to have options, so the third yarn I'm going to suggest using for this design is Briar Rose's Sonoma, a gorgeous hand-dyed chunky wool. In case you'd like to pre-order some of it, the jacket takes 3 skeins, except for the smallest size (33") which takes only 2, and the largest size (48") which takes 4. I'd suggest going for something tonal, rather than something with mixed colours. I'm thinking of doing a KAL right after Harriet is published. 


  1. Yes I'm interested! I would love to knit a-long. Thank you for the yardage requirement. Oh happy day.

  2. I would love to do a knit along. I am studying the pattern, but somewhat confused at points. Hope if I start it works out.