After a busy first week back at work after our wonderful holidays in the sun, I finally had some time yesterday to cast on a new project. The other day I got the pattern Optical Delusion: Conflagration as a gift and I was sure this is the perfect pattern to showcase wildly variegated yarn. And I had a yarn in mind I had wanted to use for years. The beautiful skein of Gaia's Colours - an indie dyer who isn't any longer in business - has been in my stash forever, even though I do love the colours. But whatever pattern I tried to use it for, it simply didn't look good - too variegated for most patterns for my taste. But with this one.... I am really pleased and I think the result will look great. :)
It's a fun pattern, easy to knit and very addictive... but instead of 'just one more row' it's now 'just one more leaf'. I'm pretty sure it won't take long until I can share the FO with you.