Ok. Not really.
So here’s the thing. I’ve been busy, that’s for sure, but I’ve been reluctant to blog because how much more spinning and dyeing can you really care to see? But my plurk friends tell me that all will be fine so here I am.
In the last post I showed you the back of what is to (hopefully) become my Rhinebeck sweater.
This is October Frost from the amazing book “A Fine Fleece” by Lisa Lloyd. If you do not own this book, drop everything you are doing, get thee to a book store and GET IT. Seriously folks. I think I want to knit darn near everything in it. And the things I don’t want to knit? That’s only because I don’t know anyone that would wear them.
Needless to say, with the current dyeing and spinning schedule for the shop there was no time (or advanced planning) to spin anything for this myself, so I’m going with commercial yarn. This is Berroco Ultra Alpaca in the magnificently named colorway 6237. I’ve started no less than two other sweaters with this yarn (the Weekend Pullover by Veronik Avery from IK many moons ago and Ariann from Chic Knits) and have not been pleased with the result (although the Ariann is still on the needles in case I have enough yarn or desire to finish it) so I am quite happy that this seems to be going well so far. Of course, I could not get gauge in a quality of fabric that I liked, so I did a bit of math and lucky for me it turns out that I can follow the numbers for the largest size instead of trying to get my tired brain around mathematical calculations that I rarely can comprehend on my own without bugging the boy to “check a little math for me?!”.
So far so good. The back is completed as you can see in the first shot above and the left front was bound off today. It seems that cable-y goodness is always a theme in my world this time of year especially if you consider last year’s Rhinebeck sweater. Now all I can hope is that the Rhinebeck weather will cooperate with the wearing of an alpaca blend cardigan…
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