Happy Monday to all. Hope you had a good weekend. I did. I learned that a Hershey bar with a vodka martini is a very yummy lunch.
I started Fulmar this weekend. Here’s a pic.
Not a great photo, as this is another one that’s difficult to photograph after dark with a flash. Since the time change it’s getting harder and harder to take good pictures after I get home from work.
I wound the wool I’m using into balls. It comes on 500gram cones and I bought it from Frangipani Knitwear in the U.K. On the whole cone, there was only one knot and the wool was consistent quality all the way through the cone. It knits up like all other 5-ply guernsey wool I’ve used and I’m very pleased with it.
In answer to a tag-board question, I did indeed get the color cards before ordering.
This sweater is knitted on sizes 1 and 2 US needles with this very substantial wool so it knits up very firmly. I think I’d do well not to knit on it too long each evening because it is tough on the hands.
As a matter of fact, I started knitting it using one of my ebony needles, but I quickly switched to an Addi Turbo, because I was afraid I might snap my ebony needle.
And I would not be amused by that.
I’ve got a design to knit up for Knitty magazine, so I’ll probably start on that this month as well — it’ll be a nice break from Fulmar when my hands start to get tired. But it’s hush-hush, so I won’t be talking about it too much in the blog.
Another tag-board question I got over the weekend — I mentioned recently that Ozyarns.com had a free sock pattern that has a different technique for a short row heel. In answer to the question, no, I’m not using that technique — still using my double-wrap short row heel.