I’m glad I have kept working on Henry although there have been times when I would have loved to cast him aside completely. But row after row my stitches have got less wonky and more even and now the fair-isle knitting feels as natural as knitting lace. You have to concentrate, but if you do, you can manage. This has broadened my knitting horizons and somehow I think my skills have been upgraded. While knitting Henry there have been a day or two when I have made a mental note never to do fair-isle again but now that he is coming close to the end I’m looking at new fair-isle patterns and traditional Scandinavian patterns and I even have a beautiful Bohus waiting. So the colourwork probably continues...
But I have not yet made up my mind.
Soft hues of brown and all of the natural palette feel very appealing. So my next sweater might be quiet naturals.
You noticed that I changed the template again. This summer has been extremely busy and a lot has been going on and I have reached the point now where I need to clear up my mind. Even Henry feels a bit busy... And all of a sudden white, plain white blog background felt so right. (With this template you can change the background colour very easily so this plain white might be a short period…) And as we get closer to cooler months I’m drawn to blues also.
I have finished one Monkey sock.
And this must be my most favourite Monkey. I love this yarn with this pattern. The yarn – Schachenmayr Regia Cotton: 41% new wool, 34% cotton and the rest polyamide (colour number 3) - gives the pattern a sophisticated look, the yarn has some subtle sheen to it. I have tried this yarn many times with different patterns but none has been speaking to me like this. These socks will make my heart dance, and maybe my feet a little too.
PS. I have never done any birch bark weaving so the pattern sources are unknown to me.