Thursday, August 04, 2005

It's Bouquet (The Bucket Woman)




This is the yummy wool my SP sent me in one of the parcels, it is Aran in the most gorgeous tweed colours, which I have been wanting to make into something, but was looking for inspiration. I started this yesterday and I am very pleased with how it is working out, I swatched and swatched till I came up with what I had in my head. I was thinking country tweed, Hyacinth Bucket (its Bouquet) cottage in the country "where's my tweeds Richard, I must wear my tweeds when we go to the country dear" and this is the result. It is going to be a wrap, one to wear draped over the shoulders with a pin. The wools label says Coldharbour Mill knitting yarn and that it is spun at Coldharbour Mill Uffculme, Devon, England it is the most beautiful wool to knit and I wish there was a web site, but then again maybe not, I don't think the credit card could stand that sort of punishment. So this is what I have been working on as well as the squirrel jacket.

I have started a couple of other things which is very unusual for me, I usually am quite strict with the amount of WIPs I have but hey I am in a UFO knitters anonymous so how can I hold my head up and blurt out I have 1 UFO, so I think it is time I had UFOs. I will ramble on about my other WIPs in my next post, must get off this computer before DD gets home from school and starts pulling faces because she wants to get on it, she is 13 in 3 weeks time, teenagers don't you just love them!!!!!!!!

8 comments:

shell said...

I loved that show "Keeping up Appearances". It was a riot. Now you can actually get it on dvd. What yummy yarn and the wrap looks fabulous so far. Are they cables? I haven't been brave enough to try cables yet.

Samantha said...

Wow, it looks gorgeous! I love the cables and the colours all go so nicely together! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Sharon - I'm so chuffed that you are using the yarn that I sent you - I'm glad you like the colours. If you run out and need anymore, let me know and I can give them a call - I'm sure they would be happy to post some on to me and I can forward it to you.

Your wrap looks gorgeous - I can't wait to see it draped around your stylish shoulders - I assume you will only be wearing it with twin set and pearls !

Love SP xx

Rachael said...

Oh yum, Cold Harbour Mill knitting Yarn, I may be losing it but this is stuff yarn dreams are made of! You are so lucky to have a nice SP...And kool aid to play with, I am turning into yrarn "shrek" (ie green with envy). Very nice lokking wrap Sharon, can't wait to see it all done.

Rachael said...

Sharon, My Dad was born in Amsterdam, so I'm 1/2 dutch too! (Although I'm married to a 1/2 german.) I grew up surrounded by 30+ first cousins and lots of good dutch cooking from my Oma. My Opa was an artist, and my Oma a seamstress, so hopefully some good vibes were handed down via genetics!

Katt said...

That is divine how its knitting up! Will we be seeing that at the next S'n'B meeting?

Katt

Michelle said...

that cable looks so pretty. no idea when i'll start do to that ^_^ hehe. btw, what is UFO and WIP?

Shel said...

Gorgeous yarn - I'm ready to dive into the photo and check it out. Wish I lived closer to your SP and wherever she found that.

Michelle - UFO=unfinished object and WIP=work in progress