Post for a sunny day

The weather gods are shining on us this weekend – it is an absolutely perfect early fall day. The sun is shining, the breeze is breezing, the bees are buzzing, and the neighbours are not mowing their lawns or out with buzz saws doing who-knows-what. Its really too nice a day to spend writing a post, so I will make this one super short.

In my last post, I noted that Doug loved my new shawl. He said to me, “These colours work so well together. I would wear a vest made in these colours.” Oh, you would, would you? So, what to do of course but order three shades of grey, three of pink, three of purple and three of green, so that I can do some swatching. This is what I ended up with:

Not quite the same depth of colours, particularly with the purples, but I think I can pick out a set that will work out okay for what I have in mind.

In the meantime, I cast on for a tee using the Kalinka linen wool blend yarn. The yarn really shows up some contrasts quite nicely. I used twisted ribbing and was amazed at the distinctions between the front and reverse sides. Here is the front:

And here is the reverse:

I have been happily knitting away on this project which is coming along quickly. Here is my latest progress shot:

Ten points to anyone who can guess the pattern!

The perfect day is calling to me. I wish you all a safe place and some peaceful knitting.

11 thoughts on “Post for a sunny day

  1. What a gorgeous palette for Doug’s vest – he will look fabulous! And that Kalinka yarn is beautiful too. The pattern looks tantalisingly familiar but I can’t place it – will look forward to the big reveal!

  2. Is it “Love Note” by Tin Can Knits?

    I really like the colors you have picked for Doug’s vest. Soon, I’ll be swatching for the yoke of “Coofle” by Kate Davies–and I’ve ordered some of the same greys, pinks, and purples from Jamieson’s (along with several blue-greens). So I’ll be really interested to see how you put those colors together!

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