it's really a very special thing when you find the pattern for you. you know what i mean, right?
the perfect yarn. the perfect colour. the perfect pattern... the perfect drape... and then you can't stop wearing it... yep. it's super special.
this is rae by the lovely jane richmond. i have only been talking about this pattern like crazy! i loooove it! i really do. jane is such a fantastic designer who really knows how to feature such gorgeous yarn at it's best. i can't even tell you how happy it makes me that i get to knit with her every week at knit night :)
the yarn? madelinetosh pashmina. colour, saffron.. and i used a 4.0mm needle....and i love it.
i'm so happy that it's finally fall weather!! i can wear this all of the time!!! yes. and i will. :)
this yarn is really the nicest to knit with!! it has incredible drape too. with a blend of silk, cashmere and merino, how could it not?! i did block it, very lightly... no pins even... but it was just enough. i just love how it feels around my neck. honestly. if you're going to splurge on some yarn, put it around your neck!
this pattern is easy to knit. and guess what?! it's being added to my class list! and not only that, the cloth castle is bringing in malabrigio yarn and the madelinetosh pashmina for this project! how amazing is this!!?!
and if you take the class, your materials are 20% off. these will make beautiful gifts for friends and family for christmas, or even something just perfect for you. because you deserve it :) i am currently knitting up the store sample in malabrigo. it's gorgeous!!
i really wish i could portray the colour of my rae to you... it's just so rich, and warm, and just perfect. ask my knit night girls!
and for those of you who aren't living in the victoria bc area... did you know that my pal shannon of luvinthemommyhood and i created a jane richmond designs ravelry group! you need to join it! we're talking of a rae KAL. you know you want in. :) come on by and say hi!
i'm entering this into the celebrate color for september. so go check out that site as well, as there are so many inspirational projects, ranging from knitting and crochet to sewing, to quilting, and embroidery.
honestly you should check it out!
i have to give special props to shannon of luvinthemommyhood for all of the photo tips and advice i've gotten. i am still a beginner photographer, but i'm on the road to some great pics! thank you shannon :)
have you entered something into the celebrate color? have you considered taking a class at all? now is the best time to do it! have you made a rae yet? you totally should! how are you welcoming fall? the coffee is on, and i'm so ready for a chat! come on by and say hi, i'd really love to hear from you!