no more red sweaters

First of all, thank you for all the kind comments about Nordic Memories! I’m really proud of that one. Note that I originally got the issue of Interweave it was in wrong – it’s Winter 2003 (not fall). It’s the one with the slouchy Dolman Updated on the cover.

The title’s something Jill said to me awhile back. And you know, I do believe I’ve entered a blue (or at least non-red) phase, in the knitting and perhaps even the spinning. The next couple knitting projects I’ve got planned are blue, blue, brown, grey, grey, grey, and maybe…more blue.

I’ve started a new pullover out of Knitpicks Wool of the Andes, which is really quite nice! The front cable’s from “Rhapsody in Tweed”, from a back issue of Interweave. I haven’t yet decided whether I’m going to do the usual raglan or try out the faux saddle shoulder. The yarn also seems to be going quite far, so I think I can do a cable on the sleeves too!

New yarns – first up some handspun, merino of course. This is a lovely soft lilac/lavender/pinky mix. Not my usual colours, but really pretty. I’ve got over 300 yards of this. (I’ve futzed with the colour on this photo, and it’s nearly true to life.)

Other new yarn – thanks (gee, thanks, Jessica) to a tip from Rose-Kim Knits, I bought two bags of Rowanspun 4ply in “midnight”…even though I’ve already got a sweater’s worth in “blood” from Elann!

Coming soon – finished socks, new handspun (I just keep getting lured back to the wheel), and maybe a new project or two!



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4 responses to “no more red sweaters”

  1. Chris Avatar

    I like that new project you have going – the cable is really “popping,” isn’t it? And your handspun is really pretty!

  2. Jessica Avatar

    The handspun looks really lovely.
    Sorry about sucking you into the Rowanspun. It was too good a deal not to share.

  3. Jill Avatar

    Love the blue – and I love the cable. I started your top down cardi this morning and I’m adding cables on the sleeve. Talk to you tomorrow.

  4. Kim Avatar

    That’s funny you got 2 bags of the Rowanspun 4ply in Midnight. So did I! What have you decided to make with it? Do you like the yarn?

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