I started a little recycle project making Enchanted Mesa by Stephen West. It is a very good project to get rid of the odd balls of yarn in the stash. The construction itself is inspired, though West’s colour scheme is certainly not my thing. But then nobody is forced to emulate somebody else’s taste. I accidentally chose something close to the colour combination of my bedlinen. I swear I was in another room when I pulled the colours from my stash.
It’s coming along very nicely despite the fact that I managed to get the decreases wrong on the red kidsilk section, which of course was really annoying to open up. Now it’s mainly brainless stocking stitch with an alpaca yarn from a frogged jumper bought in a charity shop. The other yarns are left over alpaca (dark pink), alpaca silk (pink), Austermann kidsilk (red) and Rowan mohair haze (orange). I chose a provisional crochet cast-on for the underarm stitches instead of the cable cast-on because I think it’s a bit neater. I also started the body section at the left arm and not at the right shoulder. Let’s see how far I will get over the weekend. I also put it up as Ravelry project.