WIP: Royal Tweed

WIP: Royal Tweed

New year, new you.

I don’t really do New Year’s Resolutions* as I am usually of the mind that if I wanted to change something about myself I should do it on the day I decided it should be changed, rather than wait for the year to spin around to a shiny new number. I do, however, have all the respect in the world for those who decide to make a change and stick to it, and if January 1st gives someone the added resolve to draw that line in the sand a little deeper than all power to you and good luck with your change!

However, I did manage to pick up something on January 1st that I haven’t had much time for lately, and that’s my knitting. I say ‘pick up’ but what I actually mean is cast on. The date was not suggestive of me wanting to change the amount of time I spend creating (I always want more time for that) but rather came about because baby Awesome has been poorly since Christmas Day (and still is, though he is improving day by day) and January 1st happened to be the day that meant that he was coughing a little less and wanted to sleep a little more, and sleep means peace and the freeing up of one’s arms, both of which are very handy for a spot of knitting.

So, creeping quietly away from a peaceful babe for a couple of minutes I sprang to the yarn cupboard and decided to clear some space by knitting up some Debbie Bliss Donegal Aran Tweed yarn into something cosy.
I had two shades: a very regal purple and a rich gold colour, so the colour choice was pre-determined by the yarn that I had. There was enough tonal difference in the two colours to allow for some form of colourwork so I set about with a few ideas, scribbled  few notes, bought up my graphics program and made a few charts to send to myself and with a sprinkle of mathematics I had all I needed to cast on.

As Mr Awesome has returned to work after the festive break I will probably have to squeeze in a little knitting here and there, in the evenings or when the Eskimini sleeps (though he seems to have grown tired of naps when there is so very much excitement in the day time!) but hopefully, no matter at what pace, some day this shall be a gloriously royal looking finished item, in gold and rich purple, though what it shall be and the finished details are. for now, firmly under wraps…

*Unless you count my Instagram 366 days project as a ‘resolution’. I’ve never tried anything like this before, and though, like most things, I could have started this on any day, I thought starting on January 1st would make it easier to track what I was doing. Also, I’m really not going to worry too much if I do miss a day (though I will try not to) or if circumstances mean that for whatever reason I have to abandon it at some point. For now, though, it’s actually been good fun, and five days is five more than no days. You can follow along here for a daily peek at life in Eskimimi Towers: crafts, pretty trinket, nerdy things and cute babies all abound. Instagram name: ‘Eskimimi‘.

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