There is a LOT of knitting going on around here lately! Perhaps it’s due to a bout of cast-on-itis, but more than likely can be attributed to the weather. It has become really unpleasant to be outside. I’ve also been doing a little knitting for the shop, which is nice because it gives me the opportunity to work with yarns I wouldn’t otherwise. The convertible mittens above were knit for a client with Noro Taiyo. Can I be honest? (Please don’t hate me.) I did not love this yarn. There. I said it. I found it incredibly weak in many places, over spun in some spots and under (or not at all!) spun in others. The yardage was weirdly off and <whew> the price! Honestly, I’d be offended if I’d paid for it, even at Rosehaven’s (really great) prices. I do love art yarns, but this one is just plain sloppy. sorry.
I’ve been having a little love affair with fair isle knitting lately. After all, what could be better than a pretty strand of yarn? Two!
Here’s a little prototype of “Gnome” for which I’m currently writing the pattern. In addition to adult sizing, I think it should be sized for kids. Size grading has never been a long suit for me, not in sewing and certainly not in knitting. I’m learning
Just to round it out, here’s a finished project! This is the Hepburn Pullover I started the day after Christmas. Actually, I finished this sweater about 2 weeks ago and have worn it a couple of times. I love it, but I wish the cables were a little less subtle. Oh well, they’re like perfume… done right, one must get very close to the wearer to smell it