28.11.13

stacked columns




Well this was certainly finished at the right time. The temperature plummeted earlier in the week and the frost set right on in. The last couple of days have seen a respite but we are told it will turn cold once again within days. I can't say I'm looking forward to it.

Stacked Columns is a brilliant pattern, perfect for those increasing days when I feel less inclined to put on a dress but merely don a pair of trousers and simple jumper instead. It has been several weeks in the making though, for however captivating the interesting stitch pattern was at the start, its length meant it had to be juggled alongside something else. The final furlong, not to mention the realisation that it is well and truly wrap up time, was all it took to eventually reach the stage of sewing in those ends.

And I love it. LOVE IT! I loved using Madelinetosh (Merino DK) too, which is a good squishy yarn and the 'French Grey' colour is amazing. A tinge of my favourite colour but also satisfying my yearning for browns these days! Incidentally I deliberately didn't block my wrap because I wanted to keep the columns rounded, just as they should be. More details and pics can be found on Ravelry here.

So, once again I have abandoned my little space here. Real life has just taken over, I'm afraid, but my silence in words doesn't mean I have neglected all creativity. I have more to share but that will have to wait for another time.

What is your news, I wonder? My absence from your neck of the blogosphere needs a bit of attending to .. so I shall see you soon, no doubt!

Keep well, everyone.

17 comments:

  1. Good o hear from you and I think your knitting is lovely. Sounds as if you will be needing an extra layer for the Canadian inter!

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  2. Having problems with my keyboard! That should read good to hear from you and Canadian winter!

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  3. oh it's lovely. hope it keeps you cosy x

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  4. Ooooh, it looks so cosy and comfy! The pattern is great and the colours are just gorgeous. Well done, it really is beautiful.

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  5. Gorgeous Kate, I love the colour! :) You were wise to leave the blocking it would have been such a shame to lose all that lovely texture!
    V xxx

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  6. Simply beautiful, another masterpiece created by your gifted hands Kate xox Penny

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  7. another perfect knit...perfect color, perfect length....perfect yarn!!!

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  8. It's beautiful Kate, a perfect match of pattern and yarn meets brilliant knitter ... what's not to like :D

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  9. It's absolutely STUNNIG, Kate! I've never known anyone to find as many shades of grey to knit; each one more beautiful than the last. I am SO gettingi into greys and neutrals these days. I think you've been inspiring me :-)

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  10. Ooh, I didn't know this pattern. I LOVE your version. Gorgeous.

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  11. It is beautiful and I love how squishy it looks :)

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  12. oh gosh that must have taken you ages... I'm such a slow knitter... It's beautiful. Absolutely perfect.

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  13. Both the pattern and the color are divine!

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  14. Beautiful... and looks oh so snug!

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  15. Oh wow, it's so lovely and looks sooo comfy for those cold days :)

    Lluisa xx

    http://spinningyarn74.blogspot.co.uk

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