Here in Germany the temperatures are sky-high, the sun is shining like there´s no tomorrow and everyone´s in a good and relaxed mood. I really want to savour this wonderful summer spirit for as long as I can. So I knit up one of its symbols: A flower. Actually I knit a few of the Red Julaines, as I named them for a girl I once knew. They now embellish my home and accessories. It´s really beautiful to look at and also a bit weird that a nice view, this tiny peek of creativity, brightens my days that much. And I can always attach one of the flowers to a skein of yarn and have an instant gift for a fellow knitter.
By the way, the yarn in the baskets is the amazingly lovely organic merino yarn from Rosy Green Wool. Finally a chance to knit merino with a clear conscience! Everything´s fair and green and good. I cannot wait to share with you what I´m working on with those fibres. It´s a larger project, so it should become winter, winter!, until I can tell you more. — I met Rosy this spring in Cologne, and am really enjoying our small collaboration.
The flowers are knit with mohair leftovers in linen stitch at a tight gauge which gives them an almost felted look. You´ll find all the details as well as the pattern on Ravelry, as always (and you don´t need to be a member for either – the info or the purchase).