The word dreich was made for today – the weather is the greyest I’ve seen it since last Autumn. Having been out twice in the rain with Bruce already today, it is clear that I must rethink my winter wardrobe in terms of my current dog-walking duties. I find myself strangely drawn to a look that is probably best suited to a venerable member of the Countryside Alliance . . . that’s right, I feel the need for tweed. Anyone know where can I get me a well-fitting and stylish tweed waistcoat that isn’t too, um, House of Bruar if you know what I mean?
Meanwhile, things are much brighter indoors, where I have at last cast off the cardigan. Hurrah! Really, is there anything more satisfying than a short-row sleeve cap? The cardigan is knitted in what appears to be the the yarn du jour among my knitting comrades – Corriedale 4 ply from Blacker Designs. Felix has already fashioned her feller these amazing socks, and I spotted a wee sweater in the same colourway over on Liz’s blog. The yarn has a great hand and a dense, velvety quality – the kind of thing that made me rave about Bowmont Braf – but it is different from the Bowmont too. . . much more stretchy and springy. I also have a feeling that it is going to bloom like a Shetland in water, and prove similarly hard-wearing. We shall see – I’m looking forward to seeing how it blocks out as I am (happily) very pleased with the design. And I might have just found the perfect button. . .
If memory serves me correctly, there are a few more of these knocking around my button box – lets hope so. . .