It seems a long time since I've shown you anything I've made, and even longer since that finished item has been something I've knitted.
I've been going in fits and starts with my knitting recently - mainly starting lots of things and not finishing them, or changing my mind about them. But recently I finished a scarf that I'm very happy with.
The colour of this yarn seduced me into buying it back at the end of January. I was in London for a work meeting that got cancelled after I'd set off on my journey, so after spending a bit of time in the office I headed off home. On my way I was forced to detour via Loop, a delicious yarn shop in Islington. It was kind of on my way - honest!
Their yarn is usually a bit out of my price range for anything like a sweater, but this skein of Malabrigo Lace jumped out at me. The colour is Frank Ochre and it is much more vibrant in real life than I was able to capture in the photographs.
The pattern I chose is Bubblemania, a free pattern on Ravelry by Diana Rozenshteyn. It takes just one skein of Malabrigo Lace, which is handy! I used every last scrap - after binding off I think there was about 6 inches left.
I'm absolutely loving this shade of yellow/mustard/ochre at the moment. It looks particularly lovely with a dark grey sweater. Sadly the sweater is currently in the wash, so here's a final shot of it draped on my dark grey stair carpet instead!
Co-incidentally I bought some dark grey and yellow quilting fabrics at my sewing social evening yesterday. I'm hoping to turn them into a cover for my overlocker, although I might just sit and look at them!