It started with a new pair of shoes.
A beautiful pair of green canvas wedges, in the Hobbs sale…
I had loved them from afar all summer and stalked them until sale time – 70% off 😀
Happy, Happy, Happy.
The problem was, I didn’t have anything that colour in my wardrobe to wear with them. This isn’t one of this year’s trendy colours so there’s not much of it in the shops.
A couple more highly focused shopping trips (The news report might have read, “Green obsessed woman raids Bluewater!) yielded a matching white and green spotty shirt (Hobbs), a green vest (Debenhams) and a green belt (Next).
It all matched and looked great for less formal day in the office….
I was a bit cold with the aircon on 🙁
I knew from my obsessive searching of the shops there were no matching jumpers out there….
Then a friend said, “have you seen Rowan Studio 16? It’s fabulous….”
“Oh, I like the one on the cover”, I drooled.
A slightly better piccy here…
As I’ve said before, I have a weakness for knitting the design on the cover of books.
The cover is “Cheer” knitted in Rowan handknit cotton…
…and it’s shown in just the shade of green I need…
…I went to my LYS
……I picked up the yarn to make Cheer….then put it back and bought something else 😯
Then I went back the next day and bought the yarn for Cheer that I kicked myself for not buying the first time!
Cheer is proving to be a quick and easy knit – plain stocking stitch, no real shaping and an easy basketweave pattern around the bottom, front edges and collar. Hopefully the basketweave will stop any potential for curly unpleasantness.
So far I’ve done most of the back and half the left front – split between commuting knitting and home knitting in case you’re wondering why I have 2 parts on the go at once.
Here’s a progress shot…
Won’t be long before this is done!