I’m trying hard to finish something.
It’s very boring to knit and is starting to feel a bit like a noose around my neck however I’m on a roll now and determined to not give up until I’m done.
Plain and simple as requested – a jersey for my brother. Yes, a birthday present and yes, outrageously overdue. I am hard at it, trying to get it finished but the dreariness of the endless rounds of stocking stitch are mind-numbingly boring.
The yarn is Stansborough Mythral Royal Lambs and a complete pleasure to knit with.
The ball band tells me that “Stansborough Greys produce one of the rarest fibres in the world! This unique, lustrous, silky grey sheep dates back to the vikings and can only be found on the picturesque pastures of Stansborough Estate in New Zealand.”
Aren’t they lovely?
The Mythral is overdyed as the Stansborough Greys produce naturally grey wool and I’m using the blue (Royal Takahe). The overdyeing lends the yarn a wonderful heathery, smokey hue but for the life of me I can’t seem to capture the true colour with my camera. It’s deeper and richer than my photos suggest and I apologise that I can’t replicate the depth of colour realistically.
The jersey I’m knitting is from a pattern that I think I may have owned for almost 30 years.
It’s tried and true and has produced many garments for my father, brother and even a few errant boyfriends.
They really like it’s simpleness and even though it’s boring to recreate, I appreciate that finding something that fits so well is worth repeating.
And so I plod on with the endless rounds. Only one and a half sleeves to go, a simple bit of neck ribbing, minimal sewing up and we’ll be crossing the finish line – not a moment too soon in my book!
I hope you’ve had a lovely restful weekend wherever you are. Have you been knitting or creating and is it raining in your little corner of the world?