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A study in Orange

16/05/2008

The Quarterpint cardigan is finished. Cast off and sewn up last night, and soaked in Lavender Eucalan tonight – it’s currently blocking on the spare room bed and I think it’s going to take a couple of days to dry so I’m glad I’m not up against the wire this time.

I’m pretty pleased with it at the moment, I can’t say for definite until crunch time next Thursday but hopefully Mum will like it.

It looks like this:
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Only knitted up (what you thought I would spoil the surprise so close to her birthday after keeping it hidden and having no blog fodder for ages! – if I’ve made it this far I can keep a secret until the end). Mum chose the yarn so no surprises there.

All of which fervent finishing left the needles rather empty and in need of a travelling sock. It also coincided with the end of summer (seriously, I think last weekend may have been it) and a sky too dark grey and cloudy for any decent daylight photography so I dived into the stash and pulled out a birthday present from last year (see Zee, I do knit the yarn you give me, please don’t stop) – Koigu KPPM in a colour guaranteed to cure all known cases of SAD:
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See, here I have my own little ball of firey Hydrogen, Helium and other exciting molten things – guaranteed to burn itself onto your retina without any provocation – I love it, it’s my perfect bright orange.

I’ve spent some time trying to find the right kind of firey pattern but a lot of the lacey flame patterns just seemed too tame. But now, it is
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A Firestarter – it shows off the colouring and then down the sides we get this:
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A twisted firestarter. It’s all about the orange.

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  • Kay 17/05/2008 at 3:44 am

    The firestarters look great…perfect pattern for the yarn!