It's almost Autumn. Anyone else looking forward to the cooler days and later sunrises? I can tell it's almost Autumn because the Twilight has become more pronounced here in Tasmania - that lovely hour before dusk known as the 'glowing hour' where the hills glow like a lantern as the sun sits low over the horizon before it finally sets. And there's the tree out the front that starts to turn pink. Not yellow or orange or red as you would expect, but a really bright pink. Cerise. Early Autumn colours.
And so it's quite fitting that I have finished my Autumn Scarf early too. Ravelled here.
This was the yarn I bought myself as a gift when the Boys started Kinder the Thursday before last. It's hand-dyed Alpaca fleece grown from a local Alpaca Farm and it is the softest and loveliest yarn I have ever knitted with.
For the first time I bought yarn without any idea what I was going to make with it but after a mooch around Ravelry I decided on the Autumn Scarf as it was simple and would accommodate any length of yarn without compromising the design. As it turned out I only added a couple of extra rows to use up the yarn. It's a simple garter stitch with increasing eyelets at the end of each row which gives it a bit of interest. I thought this was a good introduction to lace, which is what I would like to try next.
I was initially drawn to the combination of colours in the skein but just a few rows in I started to panic as I could see that all the colours were melding into each other like a murky purple-y paint palette. Yuck! I'm not sure I really like the mottled, stripy effect but since it is predominantly grey I think I can live with it and it will go nicely with all those muted colours within.......
I loved making it because it's the first thing I have ever knitted for myself. Ever. It will also be a nice reminder of the early weeks when the boys started Big School. I don't usually start a knitting project without finishing the last one so this was a bit of a cheeky interlude as I am part way through knitting Eleanor a cardigan. I realised it was going to be a bigger project than I thought so I needed a quick knit to keep me motivated and this has definitely served that purpose. Does anyone else do that?
Finally, I really enjoyed all your comments on my last Post about Vignettes and Vinaigrettes. Thank you for making me laugh and feel like I don't have the naughtiest Kids in the world. And a very warm welcome to any new readers, so nice to have you on board and I hope everyone has a very lovely week ahead.