So awhile ago, I bought an Imogen kit, not really because I intended to knit Imogen, but just because I liked the colours. And hey, with Fleece Artist, one has to snap up the colour you like when you come across it!

Then I saw Cheryl’s Imogen in person at Rhinebeck, and thought – hey, that looks really awesome! I wound a skein and contemplated.

A week later, this is what I have:

drops jacket in progress

Technically, this photo is out of date even though I took it today – I finished that front at Drunken Knitters tonight, so I’m that much closer.

The pattern as some of you may have guessed, is not Imogen but the Drops jacket that everyone’s been making! I’ve been meaning to make it for ages, and in the meanwhile they’ve been popping up all over knitblogland.

I’m using the aran instructions and it’s going swimmingly – perfect somewhat-mindless, knit-while-talking project and it’s knitting up really fast. The fabric’s a little loose, but I’m sort of counting on it being a little on the big side, and fulling the fabric slightly to get a denser feel. I’m also going for the long sleeves, since I’ll be wearing it over a long-sleeved shirt.

Soon: book reviews, handspun, and maybe a finished sweater. Maybe.

7 Responses to “mmmm, speed”

  1. Miss Muffy

    I’ve read how other people have knit this in four days. That means you should have it done it hours, right? Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

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  2. Suzanne V. (Yarnhog)

    I’m a little confused. That does not look at all like a gauge of 11 stiches to four inches, as the pattern calls for. Did you change the gauge, or am I just not seeing it correctly?

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