The change of season has made me want to get my knitting needles out. I have been itching to make something using Rowan's Cocoon yarn for some time. I loved all the earthy colours on the colour card. At some time, when I'd taken my eye off the ball (if you'll excuse the pun), a whole new palette was added.
I found the pattern for a scarf in this book and picked up 4 balls of Cocoon in Red Wine (shade 00819) whilst in Fishguard on our holiday. I haven't knitted anything lacy for years and it has been a comfort to sit and knit away, counting stitches and marking down rows. Relaxing into the rhythm that knitting brings.
The yarn is incredibly soft - not at all itchy, so it won't be a problem draping it round my neck. It's extra long - over 2m! Perfect for really wrapping up in.
The best bit? I think it will look fabulous with my new coat...