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Sunday, January 10, 2016

A Belated Happy New Year & A finished sweater!

A Very Happy New Year to everyone!

I finally finished a third Riddari sweater, this one used a combination of mill spun and hand spun wools. The main body is knit in a mill spun aran weight wool and the colour details are all hand spun shetland yarns that were left over from one of my previous Riddari. I'm really happy with this one, it actually blocked out quite a bit larger than I anticipated but that isn't a problem:

The pattern is Riddari by Vedis Jonsdottir.

As always, I'm on yet another self imposed yarn and fibre diet for 2016 as the stash didn't get reduced avery much throughout 2015. 10 days into the New Year and yes, I already broke the diet:
No will power at all when it comes to a sale, especially when the sale is in a yarn shop.
20 balls of Naturally Heather DK in Heather brown, 14 balls of Naturally Merino silk in a bold red and a ball of Earth Wear Possum sock wool in silver grey.

However, I have recently cast on a top for myself using some stashed yarn that I have had for about 8 years:

The pattern is ZickZack Tunic and the yarn is Malabrigo lace, colour Azul Profundo, which is a 100% soft merino singles yarn. I'm making this as more of a top rather than the longer tunic on the pattern.

Picked the first of my sweet peas that I grew from seed. They are a Heritage seed - appropriately called 'more scent' and just a few of them have perfumed the entire room within a very short space of time:

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