Nb: This post has been ready to go since last Monday but between a birthday to celebrate, a rather unexpected consequence of my antibiotics and obtaining a new washing machine I just haven’t had the motivation to upload and edit some photos! I’m also scrabbling to catch up on other people’s blogs. Everyone on stand-by!
I think one of the most important abilities as a crafter is knowing when to give something up as a bad job.
I decided that I would never wear a chunky-weight, black raglan jumper with a boat-neck which rolled. I would, however, wear a long-line chunky-weight waistcoat with pockets!
Exit: Weekend Pullover.
Enter: Rooibos! (roy-boss)
Left front and start of back
Well, since it’s black and not red let us call it Swartbos (black bush, svart-boss).
I’ve retained the hood of the sweater intact because I may add it to the waistcoat once it’s finished (keeping it detachable as it was in the Weekend Sweater).
At 12 sts to 10 cm, this is not a slow knit! I finished the left front in 3 days while working on other craft projects.
The spinning is progressing (nothing worth showing) as are my three shawls. No, that’s not a mistake! Alongside Taygete and Sakaki, I’ve cast on for the 2011 Anniversary Mystery Shawl from Goddessknits (Yahoo Group now closed so the link is to Ravelry).
Not a great shot! Halfway through clue 1
The yarn I’m using is from ilLOOMinated Yarns and is dyed using walnuts! As evidenced by this photo, I can confirm that this is a truly natural product! This is what sloughed off when I was winding the yarn.
The yarn is more of a cobweb than a true lace weight so when blocked this shawl will be very delicate and feather-light. Can’t wait!
And of course Wendy has started a mystery KAL for sock-weight small shawl and …. well, let’s just say I like scarves and I have a lot of sock yarn!
How I keep track of the various decreases
Orange = SSK, Green = K2tog, Pink = double decrease
and where I was as of yesterday evening: