We are on our two week Easter holiday from school so there will be creative childcare and dog sitting, juggling work with a spot of knitting mixed in from me. Thank you for your kind words about our new dog - all is well so far...
I have been well and truly treated. The lovely people at Wool and the Gang have sent me a kit to try out. You may well know them as a knitting kit company for chunky sweaters but I am embarking on a summer knit in the smoothest cotton called the cosmic sweater.
The kits are the height of luxury. When the box arrived, I said, 'Well, Hello!' right back to it, I was that excited to be personally addressed.
Out came the parcel for the Cosmic sweater, an intermediate knit in 100% peruvian cotton. The kit contained 5 balls of cotton, a pair of rosewood needles, a sewing up needle, a little label and of course the pattern.
It is a large shape and size with a drapey loose texture. The picture below is the back piece. It knits up really quickly on the beautifully smooth needles which are so light with really pointy ends for an easy pick up.
I am knitting it to wear this summer on our holiday in the south of France. I reckon I am going to throw it over my red stripy handmade swimsuit - she says nonchalantly.
We go at the end of May so a couple of months of knitting
should do it comfortably without straining my still vulnerable knitting shoulder which I am trying to save for gardening at this time of year.
Tricot Heureux! Happy Knitting. Jo xxxx