'Tis done! The 'Italian' project as it has been nicknamed has now been sampled, written, charted, photographed and is now ready for sending to Italy... woo-hoo! Although I still can't divulge all the details just yet I do hope you enjoy these few sneaky peeks, even as cryptic as they are!?
Thankfully the lovely people at Gomitoli's were kind enough to extend the deadline a little since the finished product is a reasonable sized piece to create. I think I calculated over 47,000 stitches in all! That's a lot of stitches I can tell you, but an absolute dream to work in their Spring Cashmere yarn, especially in the warm weather. The cashmere, silk and cotton blend is a perfect balance for a summer project as it doesn't get too hot when you have it piled up on your lap. Plus this yarn was very kind to my hands, no drying or irritation as can sometimes happen with wool blends in the summer. Have any of you tried it for yourselves yet? If you have let me know in the comments, I'd love to know your thoughts.
Oh I am so excited for you guys to try this project for yourselves, I think you will love it! I can't wait to show you it in full! Hopefully that won't be too far away now. There has been some suggestion that the kit will be ready for early July but I'm not 100% sure just yet, I'll keep you posted on that one. There's also a little rumour that there might be a little something special just for my blog readers so stay tuned for that one too :)
What else, what else? Hmmm. I think that's all I can share just now but it won't be long until the full reveal... eeep! In the meantime I hope you have enjoyed a wee bit of floral summer colour? Taking these photos is always such a fun and inspiring part of the creative process for me. I love these last two so much, so many more ideas are bubbling up from these alone!