I have taken photos of first two knitting projects. They are both the same pattern, which had been given to me by Penny, The Pearly Queen. She had two balls of a lovely beigy/creamy chunky wool which I fell in love with, but there was not enough to do a whole garment. Looking on Kemps Wool site I saw that they also did a lilac version of the same wool. I ordered some of the lilac and some cream yarn. The plan was to make one gilet totally out of the lilac yarn and another one from the beigy one and the cream one together (well, two rows of each).
I loved knitting them, and love wearing them. They were knitted on 10mm needles, which meant that they 'grew' quickly. The pattern was very simple, although I needed help when it came to edging the armholes, I had never 'picked up' stitches before. The yarn is gorgeously soft and snuggly but at the same time very light in weight. It would make a lovely summer jumper for those slightly chilly evenings.
I am now making a jumper for myself from a wool that when knitted looks like Fairisle but without all the hassle, and a new wooly hat for Ian. I have also got some fabulous aqua coloured cotton yarn that I am looking for a pattern for.
Spring is certainly on its way here in the Limousin. My little Iris Reticulata are flowering their hearts out and the crocuses should open any day now.