How appropriate that my last post was about Me-Made May. Let’s ignore the fact that I posted that in November, shall we? And I have to admit that I’ve done not one thing towards it.
Still, I do have a May Day project to start. This is the Beltaine colourway from my Wheel of the Year club, issued two full years ago now (wow! Where does the time go??):
This is a rather more variegated colourway than I usually enjoy working with; brighter and more variegated than the colours I usually dye. I wanted a bright, springy colour, based on the fabulous falls of wisteria blossoms that appear as if from nowhere around this time of year; a surprisingly cool blue-purple in the main, with pops of warmer colour, and the leaves playing a definite second fiddle to the glorious blossoms.
I will admit that I have difficulties matching high-contrast yarns to patterns that really show them off, but as soon as I saw the Spatterdash fingerless mitts pattern, I thought of this yarn. I love the way Feather and Fan’s strong structure makes clear lines even in the busiest yarn, and for once I’m looking forward to finding a whole slew of pretty buttons to finish this project off…
I plan to lengthen the cuffs of these mitts, so they warm my arms more, because I have issues with the circulation in my hands, and I’ve been told that keeping my forearms warm is actually key.