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La Vie en Rose

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Autumn is announcing itself earlier than expected, or wanted, this year. There’s a chilliness in the air that I would eagerly welcome early October, but not now. Now I feel cheated out of summer. We may still get a few hours of sunshine here and there, but there’s also far too much rain, even for this wet country.

So, I’m not as displeased with my choice of yarn for my Banana Leaf Shawl as I originally was. The Drops Kid-Silk is squishy and soft, feather light yet warm. But it was the colour that clinched the deal when I was browsing for yarn for this project. I fell head over heels for this lovely shade of pink with its hue of lilac. A colour that brings to mind cottage roses and hydrangeas of which we still have plenty in the garden.

With 155 projects and counting, the Banana Leaf Shawl, a design by Yuki Ueda, is proving popular on Ravelry. Quite a few other knitters seem to have gone for pink. The knit itself is relaxing and mindless, but with enough of a rhythm to keep it entertaining. And judging by the weather forecast, I’ll be able to wear it as soon as it comes of the needles.

Have a good week! Hope it is drier in your part of the world.

 

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  1. It will be beautiful!! The banana leaf pattern is on my to-do list too, hopefully still in 2014😄

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