At this time of year I always get a desire for brown and berry coloured clothing - blackberries, damsons, plums - purples and rich deep pinks. I haven't found the right coloured purpley-pink yarn yet, but I have found the right brown and purple, and the right pattern to knit too.
This is my swatch for Catkin, a lovely shawl in two colours. I'm using Old Maiden Aunt merino in Bramble and Midnight Owl. (I'll leave you to figure out which colour is which - the names are a good clue!)
It's not a perfect swatch because it was done after a walk down the river to the next village, a lovely, relaxing, boozy pub lunch in the sun, a walk back and another glass of wine in the garden (with Lulu supervising of course). It was a gorgeous day and the river was stunning and so peaceful - one of my favourite places in the world.
Knitting of the actual shawl has started and it's ticking along very nicely thank you.