I have a love/hate relationship with knitting compilations such as these. They’re not cheap, but they clearly cost a lot to produce, with excellent photography. That being said, I often find that I knit a couple of projects at most from these books. Then, what? Some have gone on Ebay, some languish in drawers. I’d say Heartfelt is the exception. I’ve knitted four projects and there are other very wearable items I’d still be happy to make. Do you have knitting compilations you’d recommend?
This is my second iteration of the Haven scarf. My first time knitting it was during a trip to New Zealand, five years ago. Often during my latest knitting project, I’d drift back to that holiday. We ended up at a remote lake. I’d sit outside by a wooden bench, a waiter would bring me a glass of wine and I’d sit and knit and knit, occasionally lifting my head to gaze across Lake Wakatipu. Pretty good memories. I swam in this lake!
The scarf is very simple to make – a 12 row repeat. If you knit the recommended 27 rounds of this 12 row repeat, you’ll end up with a huge Doctor Who length scarf, which can be huge fun to make and wear. I restricted myself to 15 repeats, which was as far as my three balls of wool would take me. Totally wearable.
Don’t you love the colour ways in this wool? It straddles the range from deep purple to an almost orange-red. Very clever. Some people might claim I have an unreasonable obsession with knitting from this colour way. To which I say, so what? It makes me happy.