His knitting might be possessed — like this.
Nah, that’s just wrong — it would look like this. Eeeeek!
Okay, enough of this silliness. Let’s look at a sedate photo of Izzy to calm down.
Yes, Izzy is back to normal — I made her lay off the catnip last night. And took away her computer privileges.
Many of you reacted favorably to seeing some of my older, pre-website stuff. I appreciate your interest! So without further ado, here is the first in a series:
Wendy’s Old Knitted Stuff
Here is a gansey. It is from Traditional Sweaters, edited by Debbie Bliss. (Note: This book is out of print, but the link there takes you to its listing on Amazon.com, where they have several used copies for sale. All at exhorbitant prices, though. But it’s an excellent book, and if you can find it anywhere at a reasonable price, I recommend that you pick it up!)
I knitted it in Bovidae Farm sportweight wool, rather than the 5-ply guernsey wool the pattern called for (though I knitted another of this same sweater out of 5-ply guernsey wool — you’ll be seeing it eventually). I love this sweater — it’s one of my all-time favorites. It’s oversized, cuddly and warm, but not too bulky, as it’s knitted at 7 st/inch. and I love the color, which is much prettier in person — a golden brown.
I’m a big fan of Bovidae Farm wool and have used it for years on a number of projects. As a matter of fact, I used their sportweight wool in the old Fulmar I showed you yesterday. Their wool is reasonably priced and comes in many glorious colors. I use their fisherman weight wool as a subsitute for AS Bainin.
Bovidae Farm doesn’t have a website, but you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell ’em Wendy sent you!
Tales of Transit Terror
I forget. Did I tell you guys the one about the man on the train who changed his clothes completely one afternoon?