Blaze of glory

So, my love affair with colour continues with the sneaky purchase of more gorgeous yarn! I have been lusting after this wool for at least a year but have been keeping myself in check. But having finished my hitchhiker I decided that I needed a little treat to brighten up my week :-)

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To be honest it is a strange thing as I would never have said that a mix of oranges, pinks and purples would ever have appealed but somehow the vibrancy just takes my breath away.

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It also reminds me of these totally gorgeous sunsets so maybe that is the link.

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Sunset 8th Dec

I haven’t decided what to make with it yet but I am leaning towards either another Hitchhiker (ravelry link) or a Baktus (ravelry link). There are some wonderful examples of both these scarves in this yarn so it is going to be a tough choice.

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And this is the out-take where the flash came on and a small spotty nose appeared in the top left corner!

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I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I am off to Paignton to run the half marathon. Fingers crossed that it stays fine :-)

It’s been a long hike!

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But finally my hitchhiker scarf is finished. As I knitted the long rows towards the end I really thought that I would never get it finished but slowly, slowly I did and, I have to say, I am ridiculously pleased with it. Those simple rows of garter stitch really show off the gorgeous yarn colours to perfection.

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It has been on the needles for well over two years and has been the knitting I turn to when I don’t want to concentrate. The long stretches of garter stitch almost acting like meditation.

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It has been on numerous family trips to Wales, trips for girly time in Devon, trips skiing. It has been worked on in lunch breaks, while sitting in the sun with loved ones, while watching the TV, while drinking wine and chatting. Somehow it seems more than just a piece of knitting. It has turned into a scarf that is full of memories. I look at it and remember little snippets of my life over the last two years and smile.

The end was definitely worth celebrating :-)

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