Please forgive me; I know I’m meant to be knitting your other Ecclefechan glove which I know I was supposed to finish for your birthday (in March) and I do feel very guilty about the fact that I only gave you one glove on your big day. But it was a lovely glove wasn’t it!? I was actually quite pleased with it to be honest! But, look at this from Susan Crawford and tell me how I was supposed to not cast on?! You know I can’t resist anything from Susan Crawford! And it’s knit in the round – no seams, Daz no seams!!!!
So, guiltily, I’ve cast on in Diggle DK by Woolyknit.com in their Teal Nepp colourway. I’ve never used this yarn before but it has quite a vintage feel to it with quite a loose ply and it produces a very firm fabric which would be consistent with the yarns used in the 1930s-1950s. The nicest aspect of the yarn though is the little flecks of brown in it, which, when knitted up give a lovely tweed look to the fabric. Look, lovely isn’t it?
Now I have been knitting this for a while, hence why I haven’t really discussed anything knitted related with you for ages! But the guilt has been eating at me so now you know! Look at my progress, though, this is quite a lot for me isn’t it?
Weird how the colour looks totally different in this pic.
Anyway the good news is that having got about a third of the way through, I’m now bored. So I think I’m now over my ‘second glove syndrome’ and I’ll be able to finish your glove just in time for…winter! How selfless of me!
Love and hugs Lott xx