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What with the season changing and the weather getting cold this weekend, I have been in a bit of a rut with my knitting, but I have pulled some yarn out of my stash (ah, the joys of a well stocked stash — you must take the good with the bad you know) and have started whipping up something this week.
I have been thinking about the stitch pattern on this sweater (The Gibson Girl Pullover by Shirley Paden: Knitting Daily link, Ravelry link) since it was published in the summer 2004 Interweave Knits issue:
I showed my sister and said I wanted one, and she said “of course you want one.”
But, as much as I want it, I don’t think I want exactly that one, partly because it is cold outside, so I am running with it:
Here is the bottom of my tunic length, very close fitting, sweater in Mission Falls 1824 wool. I think it will have three-quarter length sleeves, because that’s what I like.
It’s liberating to knit whatever I like.
I kept having to up the needle size to get the lace pattern to work properly, so now the sweater is knitting up in a whiz.
I am messing around with different fibre I have, trying out different yarns — trying to figure out what works and how best to use each kind.
This is the roving I have decided to tackle next:
It is hand painted alpaca.
There isn’t that much of it. I have split it in half and am spinning it thin:
I plan to spin the other half the same and ply them.