I’ve Never Been So Desperate To Knit!

Today I took delivery of even more brand new yarn! I’m even more excited by this yarn as it is one of those lines that I have wanted to try for ever such a long time: the well praised Jamieson and Smith 2-ply Jumper weight yarn. This yarn is perhaps best known for its suitability for colourwork. The yarn has a grip to it that makes it the perfect candidate for steeking and smooth, even colourwork.

It arrived in a perfect little project bag, all the way from Shetland, conveyed by the ever-wonderful Jen who went away to Shetland for Wool Week and was simultaneously dispatched as the prettiest yarn mule that ever there was.

I’m particularly excited about this yarn as I have the right quantities and colours to make a project that I spotted in a book a few months ago and have coveted ever since: the Märta Embroidered Bag.

There is nothing I do not love about this bag – from the colours chosen, the shape and form of the finished item and the motifs used, which remind me simultaneously of modern Scandinavian design and retro kitchenware.

The whole knitted design is lifted by small but perfect elements of embroidery which just give the perfect amount of detail without being fussy.

In the perfect world I would be casting this on right this moment, but due to a freak moment of disorganisation I appear to not have any 3mm needles, other than DPNs. So, this project is now on hold until the new Knitpro 3mm needle tips that I have ordered arrive. Woe, indeed, is me.

8 thoughts on “I’ve Never Been So Desperate To Knit!

  1. Oh, I love those Shetland yarns so much. I’ve never used the J&S but the Jamieson’s of Shetland, and they’re so wonderful! The colors, they’re just so dreamy! That bag is *amazing*, I can’t wait to see how yours comes out – I’m off to add the pattern to my favorites on Ravelry! 🙂

  2. You’ve chosen some great colours there, have you started it yet??

    I’ve just made some mitts with the Jamiesons Spindrift and the J&S 2ply and I can’t really tell the difference between the two.

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