The Old and the New sharing a similar colour theme:
1. A hand-stitched instrument case hastily put together when I received my Baroque oboe in 2008 wrapped up in newspaper! For the smattering of readers who have been following me since I started Millefeuilles in June 2011 you will perhaps recall that I used a detail of the embroidered flowers for my first header.
2, 3, and 4. My twelfth and last pullover for the 12 Sweaters in 2012 over on Ravlery which has now become 13 Sweaters in 2013. I remain undecided about whether to participate this year for the simple reason that I have set myself some other challenges which I am so very excited about. Very excited indeed! I cannot wait to share them with you.
The pattern for this little knit is Bella by Dani Sunshine which, should you wish to purchase it, comes together with Beck in an ebook called Small Streams. The yarn is from The Uncommon Thread in the Confetti colourway: flashes of bright colours on a muted celadon. A match made in Heaven which made for an amazing knitting experience. As I type these words little Angélique, who is running around on her tiptoes (why isn't she wearing her slippers?), is wearing her new cardigan and it fits her beautifully. It is also the softest knitted garment in her wardrobe to date. I am so happy with it as she is too. Her eyes lit up when she caught sight of her completed Winter Confetti. What a perfect image to celebrate the New Year with. A multitude of coloured pieces of paper dotting the sky and ground at celebrations and at carnival. (The origins are from the Latin confetti the plural of confetto, a small sweet. Interestingly, the Italian word for paper confetti is coriandoli which refers to the coriander seeds originally contained within the sweet.) Confetti captures perfectly the way I perceive life: small, perfect, magical moments gently falling upon our everyday existence in plentiful quantities. May each day of your new year have a generous dusting of confetti moments. Which would you prefer? Bright or muted colours?
The Uncommon Thread is filling her shop with a generous supply of new yarns tomorrow January 4th! Be warned: this BFL wool is dangerously addictive.
Happy 2013 to you all!