Amid the HUGE amounts of rain that the top half of the North Island has seen (it has been incredible with major flooding all over the place and the most funniest thing? Auckland is now in the midst of a MAJOR water crisis! There is too much silt from too much rain and the water plants can not treat the water fast enough for our consumption! So we are all being urged to save huge amounts of water, even though we are drowning in it! if we don't we'll be getting UN-treated water through our taps and having to boil everything we use. We have a month of huge restrictions!) I have finished this today!
It is Beech Hill and was a very easy knit. I started it last August before the Knit August Nights wool retreat and it finally came off my needles this afternoon. I used a gorgeous Drops Lima mix of 65% wool and 35% alapca - it is divine. I used 6 x 50 gram balls, which makes it an incredibly cheap garment!! (so well under what pattern said of 928 metres - i used 600 metres! - might go back and look at stash).
My new gorgeous broach in the mail today - a surprise gift from my cousin Jackie - she also sent me this... s-w-o-o-n - my colours - LOVE! A lovely surprise!
(ps - not sure I like how grey my hair looks from the photos!)
The colour of your cardigan is beautiful, it suits you well. You are lucky woman, gorgeous gifts. Hope you won't have to boil gallons of water for personal use! And btw, grey is the new blonde, very trendy here. xReplyDelete
My thoughts go out to you on the water situation. We once had a 1,000 year flood & ended up with 10 feet of water in the house. The kids were canoeing in the backyard but we didn't have drinking water for 8+ weeks. Your yarn is gorgeous, btw.ReplyDelete
You did a lovely job with that pretty shade of yarn. It does look nice on you! Sorry about the rain! We are expecting a big snow storm after basically nothing all winter! Not much rain either! Good luck!ReplyDelete