Yarn: Cold Springs Creations Merino Sock yarn in ‘Acorn’ (check out the add on the right sidebar- if you use the code KNITTEDBLISS15 you’ll save 10% off any yarn purchase in the shop!)
Needles: 3.75 mm (US 5)
I was so excited to start on a project from Knit Play Colour, as the collection looks so solid and the perfect solution for beautiful variegated skeins that need a lot of texture to really show how well they knit up. This Trailblazer scarf was the perfect one-skein project for this pretty skein of Cold Springs Creations yarn in ‘Acorn’. I love the shape of this scarf, it has that gentle crescent shape that makes it almost a shawl, but with all the easy wearability of a simple scarf.
This pattern was really easy to memorize, which made it a perfect ‘purse project’- one I could keep in my bag and knit on my way to and from work, or anywhere I had a spare moment. The garter section and easy mesh really show off the yarn without feeling like the variegation obscures the details of the knit at all. Which is exactly what I wanted!
I am a big fan of the colours of autumn- I never tire of what seems like a magical transformation from green leafy forests to a riot of yellows, oranges, and reds, russet browns, and how you can see all these colours sometimes in a single leaf. The transformation never fails to make me marvel. I love this colourway, it totally captures the beauty of fall.
Speaking of transformations, I’m almost complete with mine- I’m 3 weeks from my due date, feeling absolutely huge (although Guy assures me I am not huge, I’m pretty sure he’s legally obligated to say nice things to me right now). Stairs absolutely kill me- if I go up a flight of stairs (and I have two levels in my house, so this is a daily occurrence) I often have to sit down for a minute to catch my breath. I also have totally stopped wearing ‘real’ shoes- I’m favouring this style of slippers at the moment, and they totally rock. The lack of real shoes is related to the fact that every time I have anything salty, my hands and feet get really puffy. Ah, pregnancy!