It feels good to be back here in this space. It has been sometime between posts.
In my last post, I told you about the Spinal Twist Cowl that knitty.com published in their 2018 Winter edition. That pattern has now been translated into Danish by Marianne Holmen and can be accessed either on the Danish knitting community website www.strikkeglad.dk or from my Ravelry page.
Marianne has translated this pattern as free service to Danish knitters and in this work I see the kind of sharing economy that used to epitomise much of the online craft community. It is a great compliment to have her translate my pattern. Thank you Marianne.
Despite not blogging, I have still been knitting and here is a dress that I finished some time ago for Our Dear Girl.
The basic pattern was the free Praire Fairy Jumper from Drops Design, with some small motif changes and continuing the A-line shaping to make a dress instead of a jumper. My daughter decided on the colours and their placement. She was particularly clear that she did not want the fuschia pink I had selected and replaced it with a berry russet instead. I think her choice works very well.
The DK weight yarn was from Jillybean Yarns, from Somerset in the United Kingdom, a small yarn company I first encountered on a trip there about seven years ago. This yarn is a bouncy blend of Blue Faced Leicester and Shetland, grown and processed in the UK and dyed by Jill Jones herself. It is exceptionally pleasant to knit with and wears extremely well. It is both robust and durable and yet my daughter is happy to wear it next to her skin as well.
It is a garment that my daughter loves to wear and Jill is often in my thoughts when I watch my girl running and playing in this dress.