The question on the floor: could you knit The Daily Sweater from wool?
Absolutely! I think it would be great in wool. And when I say that, what I mean is great for someone other than me, someone whose internal thermostat still works properly.
In this sweater, Rowan Calmer knits to a gauge of 21 stitches and 30 rows to 4 inches. I get gauge on a 4.5mm (U.S. 7) needle. You could sub any wool yarn that will knit to the gauge. Calmer is a DK weight, so you have quite a variety of wools from which to choose. Knit Picks Merino Style would work beautifully, as would jo Sharp Classic DK Wool, or Rowan Pure Wool DK, or Debbe Bliss Merino DK, or a score of others.
I managed to get a few rounds in on my Daily Sweater last night. I’m not yet at the point where I’ll divide for sleeves and body. Because, of course, the rounds are getting longer and longer at this point, so each one is taking longer. And I’m spending less time knitting on it then I like.
Why, you ask? I’m on a mission to de-clutter and simplify. Mucking out, however, cuts into the precious knitting time.
Here is my latest pride and joy:
That would be my coat closet, with the old pole structure that had collapsed ripped out, and a new garment rack fitted handily in. (I really lucked out finding a rack that fix the closet almost perfectly) I would love to install a shelf above the new pole but alas, my handy-person skills do not extend to that. It’s not a “standard” width, of course and would involve some skill.
Is anyone going to the SWAK Knit Out next May? Why do I ask? Oh, no particular reason . . .
Meanwhile back at the ranch, Lucy contemplates life.