Some lovely Koigu is coming my way via the famous Rob. I've finally succumbed to the magic of THE WEB, and ordered the 'Painted Lady' colourway. I'll see if I should join the knitalong hosted by Sandy. I'd love to but I really don't know when I can start and feel really bad if I join and cannot knit it until everyone's done with theirs. Also added to my modest stash this week are some pastelly cotton yarns for myself and my daughters. And I'm contemplating some more which are on offer at a good price. How I wish I have an extra ten pairs of hands. Sorry, the husband is still not in the picture yet, maybe this winter. I'll get a photo of the yarns together with the Koigu which will hopefully arrive next week.
Just a picture of the Gingerbread Castle to share.
Like the well-dwelling frog in the Chinese proverb, I have only a limited view of the (knitting) sky. This pattern is really is a fabulous piece of picture knitting. It's just fascinating that different stitches can be combined to create a castle. There are faggoting, twisted stitches, eyelets, and a bobble to top the turret. It's lots of fun to see how the castle unfolds before your eyes, row by row.
Actually, the square came out smaller than 12 inch. Width-wise, I've blocked it to size (almost, you can tell from the wavy edge I'm not too good at it); length-wise, I added some rows and a sun. Hope the sun shines always on the recipient.
This is the first part of the secret project. For part 2, I'd wanted to knit the Hobby Horse in Book 3 but it'll be another building this time. I'll go for the Enchanted Cottage, also from Book 2 of the Barbara Walker Treasuries.