Saturday, 4 October 2014

Stash Enrichment

After the success of the first hat I knitted in Schachenmayr Lumio, I decided the best course of action was to order more of it, especially since Shaw's up the 'wood told me they were not sure if they were going to be getting anymore in this year. In the end I decided to order it from Love Knitting who had a very good colour selection and were also able to offer me the rest of the yarn I wanted.

First of all I got the Lumio. Lights off:

Lights on:

Pretty cool, eh? The orange is particularly eye-watering. I've already managed to knit up four of these - they only take about an hour each.

I also picked up some yarn for some of the girls' hats. Cascade 128 in a burgundy: I needed one that would really pop on a redhead (as I think I've mentioned) and although I was trying to avoid 100% wool for these, that colour was the best I could find. The pink is Cascade Pacific Chunky in candy floss. It's really soft and lovely. Finally, Big Softie for a girl who wants turquoise and light blue stripes. What's wrong with this picture?! The one on the left was pictured as much more turquoise on the website; I'm going to need to find something more turquoise with which to replace it. Oh, the humanity.

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