Not bad for a prototype!
My prototype was a wrap for my aunts birthday. Knitted in a fine natural silver DK, it gave me a very good idea of how the finished fabric would perform. The drape is seductive & this will only be accentuated by the supple Alpaca. I have a few design additions I am going to make for my wrap, but even if I didn't make those changes, I have to say it was hard to part with the prototype. A project I would recommend if you want some quick 'WOW' factor knitting.
'Peacock in the Parlour' by Knitsch
I also received in the past few weeks my first installment from the Knitsch yarn club. An intense Peacock semi solid, so pressing all my buttons! The base yarn (A Merino Supersock) is one I know very well, manufactured by my place of work, so I am naturally completely bias & what Tash has done with her inspiring dye job left me scrambling for the needles ASAP. For those who know me, I'm not a sock knitters asshole, honestly I suck. An affliction I have a resolution to cure this year, but not with the Peacock. This yarn was just too pretty to be stuffed on my feet & jammed into flailing footwear, it deserved to be shown off.
I have made some alterations to the Louisa Harding Fingerless Mitts pattern. By changing to 3.00mm & 3.25mm needles, adding 4 more stitches at the cast on & increasing two more rounds in the thumb & hand the mitts transitioned from DK to 4ply effortlessly. The results are wonderful, sock yarn is great as an alternative, smoother & less bulky to wear. I was also stunned to see the mitts just used 38gm of the 120gm of yarn, so I have embarked on a scarf version of the 'Sunday Market' to complete knitted peacock flock.
I have closed registrations (unless you do a unprecedented amount of grovelling & bribery). Accommodation placements are being sorted through & I endeavour to have a note out to all who have registered in the next few days. It's only a month away, how EXCITING!