Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Ishbel, ma belle

I haven't written anything bloggish in a while, as I've been trying to work on a spot of history, but I appear to be unable to concentrate today, so here's a little glimpse of what I've been up too...
I knit Ishbel, another Ysolda Teague design, in the luxurious  merino/cashmere Dale by Cariad. The colour is pleasingly called 'Salsa', but in this pattern it puts me more in mind of the scales of a koi carp. I do love orange, and this orange is so orange I suspect it might make other oranges resolve to try harder.

This yarn was one of a couple I picked up in Socktopus, and serves as a pleasant reminder of the two-day, cross-London odyssey me and my wonderfully knitting-tolerant boyfriend went on to try and find the place, after I missed out a vital step in writing down the directions to it. As far as I'm concerned, it was most definitely worth it...


  1. drop the boyfriend and run off with me

  2. I do love your humour. "...make other oranges try harded." chuckle, chuckle.

    Now !...Drop the boyfriend, push Aaron overboard and fly into my arms !

    Although, at this stage of our relationship I must tell you that I am merely an unschooled, ignorant American. Can you forgive such a flaw? Please show me mercy.



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