Ok, so after discovering the fun of embellishing soakers, I then discovered the joys of variegated yarn – makes interesting soakers with minimum effort! I love seeing how the patterns develop as I knit.
Here’s one in Utiku watermelon (except for the legcuffs which are Cleckheaton country):
And here’s one from Kairanga Handcrafts yarn which Helen on TNN kindly got for me from her lys:
And then I had a go at stripes in the round:
Or is that “a F.O.”? Anyway, I finished the the kool-aid dyed soaker for E (except for the waist elastic which is at mum’s house). After all that hmmmming and haaaing about the cuffs, in the end I got brave and just used the dyed yarn to see how far it would go – it lasted for 5 rows each cuff, plus the row of picked up stitches and the cast-off, and I still had 2m left! So I really didn’t have anything to worry about.
I did the cuffs last night while watching Mrs Caldicott’s Cabbage War (very enjoyable) and today I did a wee bit of embroidery on the back. I’m still not in love with them and I was feeling lazy so I kept the design simple.