How gorgeous is this?
Well, in fact, even more gorgeous in the flesh... as the colours are darker and richer than they seem here.
It's a jacket that I'm knitting for myself for the spring. The yarn is like a thin ribbon - you can see it just by the needle and is mainly merino wool. I can't usually bear to have wool next to my skin, but this is so soft and non-itchy that it'll be fine.
And as it's knitted on 8mm needles it's growing really fast. I only bought it yesterday lunch-time and I'm already three quarters of the way up the back... and I was out at a meeting most of last evening! I should get onto the front tonight - you knit the back and fronts all in one go!
The pattern was in a booklet, so I've got other patterns that I'd like to have a go at - one of which uses some really funky wool and is knitted on 15mm needles! Be like knitting with tree trunks!
Oh and why am I apologising to my mum? Because I hate sewing up my knitting and Mum will get that job. Sorry.
Have a super weekend, everyone. Take care and have fun.
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