My current work in progress:

Margaret Tudor, by Alice Starmore, knit from Frangipani Guernsey 5-ply in the Olive colorway, using 2.75mm needles.

Huh? Where Was I?

Okay, after a couple of days of drive-by blogging, here’s a semi-normal post. Sort of the equivalent of slowing down to 15 m.p.h.

Rose is looking pretty much the same, just a bit longer.

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Regarding the teal hogget . . .

I thought I had 20 ounces of it, but when I weighed it, I discovered it was 17 ounces. You see, I had 5 “balls” of the roving, and the first one I weighed was 4 ounces, so I figured they were all equal size . . . but they weren’t. Some were smaller.

Anyhow, here’s my 17 ounces of teal hogget:

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It’s a total of 975 yards. I wound it on my ballwinder.

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So . . . what to do with 975 yards of worsted weight wool?

I knitted a swatch.

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It doesn’t suck too badly. This is made on U.S. size 7 (4.5mm) needles and after a steam with the iron has a gauge of 4 stitches and 6 rows to the inch. I could have knit it a bit tighter, but my handspun is a bit denser than commercial yarn, so I like it knitted at a looser gauge.

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I futzed around with Sweater Wizard a bit, and discovered I can make a pullover that’s 24″ long, slight waist shaping, round neck, and three-quarter length sleeves: 950 yards. So I think I shall. Maybe after Rose.

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Comments

  1. Gotta ‘fess up, Wendy, I used a photo from your blog on my blog … giving you full credit for it. I hope that’s OK. Here’s the copy that went with the photo:

    I hope Wendy doesn’t mind, but I stole a pic from her November 27, 2005, blog showing her completed frostrosen mittens. My pattern won’t be quite as … ahem … advanced comma but it will involve some techniques I’ve never tried before.

    If it’s not OK, I’ll take it down and give myself 50 lashes with some mohair yarn.

  2. Gotta ‘fess up, Wendy, I used a photo from your blog on my blog … giving you full credit for it. I hope that’s OK. Here’s the copy that went with the photo:

    I hope Wendy doesn’t mind, but I stole a pic from her November 27, 2005, blog showing her completed frostrosen mittens. My pattern won’t be quite as … ahem … advanced comma but it will involve some techniques I’ve never tried before.

    If it’s not OK, I’ll take it down and give myself 50 lashes with some mohair yarn.

  3. Gotta ‘fess up, Wendy, I used a photo from your blog on my blog … giving you full credit for it. I hope that’s OK. Here’s the copy that went with the photo:

    I hope Wendy doesn’t mind, but I stole a pic from her November 27, 2005, blog showing her completed frostrosen mittens. My pattern won’t be quite as … ahem … advanced comma but it will involve some techniques I’ve never tried before.

    If it’s not OK, I’ll take it down and give myself 50 lashes with some mohair yarn.

  4. Rose is wonderful!

  5. Rose is wonderful!

  6. Rose is wonderful!

  7. Sweater Wizard = http://www.software4knitting.com/

    no affiliation, just a happy customer!

    Wendy, I’m so happy to see you mention a product that has truly changed my knitting (for the better!)

    thanks!
    sep

  8. Sweater Wizard = http://www.software4knitting.com/

    no affiliation, just a happy customer!

    Wendy, I’m so happy to see you mention a product that has truly changed my knitting (for the better!)

    thanks!
    sep

  9. Sweater Wizard = http://www.software4knitting.com/

    no affiliation, just a happy customer!

    Wendy, I’m so happy to see you mention a product that has truly changed my knitting (for the better!)

    thanks!
    sep

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