Twas a dark and rainy weekend. Very autumnal.
To brighten things up, let’s look at some old knitted crap!
This is another sweater from Debbie Bliss’ Traditional Sweaters (see the November 7 entry in my blog). It’s knitted from shetland wool, but I can’t tell you the brand name of wool — it was brought back from Scotland in unmarked hanks and given to me as a gift.
It was a fun sweater to knit, even though the instructions were all written out. No charts. I vastly prefer charts to text. The only charts in this book are for the fair isle projects — the arans are all written out.
Still, I think it’s a great book!
And here’s some Fulmar progress:
I didn’t get alot done over the weekend, but I’m getting close to the front next shaping — about two more inches to go.
Also made some progress on my Knitty design, but my lips are sealed . . .
I think Knitty project will be elevated to the primary project, while Fulmar will become commuter knitting. And it might stay commuter knitting because it’s . . . well . . . boring.
Don’t get me wrong. I think the pattern is beautiful. It’s just boring to knit. I’ve got the pattern memorized so it’s the same thing over and over and over. Good for mindless commuter knitting.
I hope everyone has a great monday. Don’t forget, if you’d like the extra copy of Folk Socks I’ve got to trade, make me an offer!