With Pogona off the needles and waiting to be blocked before Friday's 'Ta-dah', it's time to turn my attention to Framlingham, which I started a few weeks ago as a test knit. It hasn't had the attention it deserves yet, but it's looking pretty in purple....
PATTERN: Framlingham by Joanne Scrace
YARN: Blacker Yarns pure dyed British wool in purple
Ravelry notes here
I chose a 100% wool yarn from my stash, as it was cold when I cast on and I was desperate for warmer layers, and typically the sun is now shining. Not to worry, this will be a great "layering" addition for chilly evenings. The pattern is well written and easy to follow and the design is top-down in the round - in fact it would be perfect for someone keen to try knitting an item in one piece as it's very straight forward, with just enough detail to add interest. (The faux cables are made using a slip stitch so it looks more complicated than it is!) To celebrate the launch of the pattern, Joanne is offering readers a 20% discount when purchasing the pattern before the end of June - simply use the code "CWTCH" at checkout.
And if that wasn't enough, I also have some yarn discounts coming up in the next few days for the June Shawl Knitalong - a FAQ post is coming soon so please leave any questions you may have, by commenting on the linked post.
I usually update you on my reading on Wednesdays, but today there isn't much to update - it's been a week of poorly children so I've missed out on my usual bedtime reading in favour of co-sleeping/ comforting. That means I'm still reading Robin Hobb's Assassin's Quest and have made very little progress. To see what everyone else is reading & making, pop over to Ginny's and Tami's.
Hope the sun is shining where you are too, have a great day