I’ve made many things over the last few years, but this is without a doubt my Favourite Knit Ever.
It’s rams and yowes by the lovely Kate Davis, which I finished last week. The final blocking at midnight caused me to dance about the house like a loon exclaiming ‘blankie in the bath! blankie in the bath!’ Penny became a little excited and tried to jump up to join in the dancing. She’s probably just happy that now it’s finished she’ll be allowed back to sit beside me on the sofa when I’m knitting, instead of staring at me from the floor. (This knit was all about the sheep – not the dog hair!)
I started in back in November, fitting it in between other work knitting and my endless Christmas knitting list. I loved every single minute of it. The colourwork was seriously addictive, and then watching the colours change and merge through the edging was so completely satisfying that over the holiday I knit nothing else.
It would probably have been finished off sooner if I hadn’t spent so long spreading it out to admire it, or taking hundreds of photos. Unfortunately I had a bit of technology lapse and accidentally deleted almost all of my photos in a new year clean up. It means that you don’t get to see the ridiculous picture of me with very bad hair in front of my Christmas tree holding up the freshly-steeked colourwork and looking gleeful.
Now it’s finished I’m a little sad that I don’t get to work on it anymore, I miss the rams and yowes and the toasty heat it gave me while I sat knitting over the last couple of months. Thank you, sheep!!