The colourwork was spectacularly unsuccessful. Next time I will use a better contrasting yarn – using a hand dyed yarn with lots of the dominant colour of the socks means that the pattern really doesn’t stand out. The pattern is the romantically named “sheep’s eye” from Folk Knitting in Estonia. However the socks are warm, and were worn by older daughter yesterday. The socks are basic stockingette socks from Folk Socks.
This hat was finished and blocked, and nearly came to disaster when if was spun with a pair of socks that were still leaching a little dye (entirely my own fault). I’m glad to say that Dylon Colour Run Remover is safe for cashmere.The hat is too large because I did not check gauge, but older daughter is very happy with it, and it is being worn every day. You can also see a little of younger daughter wearing this hat. So where is this cold place? Here’s another clue.
We didn’t realise that cold weather could close the Eiffel Tower to visitors. We have nealry two weeks left in Paris, so should get to go up the Eiffel Tower at some point where the weather goes over freezing. Today the maximum was -2° C! In addition to wearing my Koolhaas hat (now reblocked even larger), I’m also wearing a gorgeous scarf knitted by my sister for my birthday last December. You can see a much better shot of it here. I love the way that wool keeps you so warm – in particular, I plan to wear only hand knitted socks while I am here.
I’ll post more about our Paris adventures in the next week. I will be doing some yarn and pattern shopping, and was able to do heaps of knitting on the flights.