Earlier this year, my wonderful friend EmmyLou gave me the seven balls of Rowan Fine Tweed you see above, along with the pattern for Peerie Flooers. She knew I wanted to have a go at colourwork and thought this would be the ideal starting point for me. As I still hadn't started it when the second Year of Projects rolled around, I added it to the list in the hope that would give me the kick up the bum to actually get started.
Sadly, disaster struck on Monday. I was merrily knitting my way through the next flower section of the chart, when I noticed my stitches getting stuck where the cable joins the needle. On closer inspection, I discovered the cable had broken and was tearing away! I quickly put it away, not wanting to lose all of my stitches at once, and jumped straight on the internet to find a replacement. No more cheapo bamboo needles with plastic cables from eBay for me! I have ordered myself an Addi Premium to replace it.