A new season, a new book and a new yarn!
The Lazy Days Collection is a collection of easy summer knits, mostly the kind that does not demand constant attention, although there are a few of those, too.
The designs are mostly classical with a twist, many of them on the feminine side. For a lot of them, the main part of the knitting is very straightforward, but with a more demanding detail, i.e. the neck edging of the design Dee, the neck treatment and cap sleeves of Mae and Jenna, the unique shell pattern on Shelley and Sheila or the rounded hemline of Glenda.
Once you’re done with the beautiful and unusual lace pattern, the rest of Dinah knits up quickly and Norah offers the choice of a regular symmetrical pattern or adding your own creative touch in the placement of the little bars of holes. All of these designs are displayed at both this website and our own, www.ingenkonst.se.
My new yarn was an instant love affair.
ViSilk is, as the name indicates, a blend of viscose and silk, where the viscose provides softness, drape and sheen, and the silk adds character in the form of raw silk slubs. This makes for a yarn that is lovely to knit with (just don’t knit too loosely) and creates a cool, elegant and sensual fabric.
I’ve chosen a color range of naturals, classicals and a few tangy pastels.
Now, to me, lazy days are not necessarily days of doing nothing, but rather days of doing what I feel like doing, instead of what I ought to do. And what I nearly always feel like doing is – knit.
I’m looking forward to having a wonderful knitting spring and summer. I certainly hope you will too.