Ode to a Merino Yarn

Lots of knitterly updates today!

The Willow Ribbon Twist Jacket is knitted – after wrestling it from the evil ginger paws of Thug who was quite partial to sleeping on it!

It still needs buttons, I need to dig my way out from undr the decorating to get to John Lewis to buy some – oh joy! Shopping!

So, on to the next lovely item.

..I did sit down to start Patrick from Rowan Denim (remember him?)

When I looked at the sizing, I realised that a ladies small came up actual size of 46″ (118cm) chest! I asked the ladies on the Rowan International forum for their thoughts – they pointed out that this was a book published in 1996 when all the jumpers were huge and sloppy with no shaping! Bit of a shock to realise I’d had the book quite that long!

I know big cream aran is trendy again but I’m going to think about this one some more before committing – anybody out there got an opinion?

So what next? I couldn’t possibly sit watching Ben play Zelda on his new Wii with no knitting…

Soft and creamy Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Aran (gleaned in the January sales) called to me from my stash. I clearly have a deep seated need for a cream sweater!
So the next project is Keats from Jaeger JB38 (and it’s not on the cover!)

Keats – “Ode to a Merino yarn” – geddit?

I loved the point in the rib and the complex diamond pattern, all done with knits and purls from a chart. Post-it notes on the chart are DEFINITELY needed for this one!

Just started the second ball…

Enough fun – I have gloss painting to do ….will it never end??

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  1. Isobel
    Isobel February 6, 2007 at 12:59 pm |

    The Ribbon Twist Jacket turned out great, you will have to let us see the buttons when they are bought. Glad to hear you have broken the “knit the cover” syndrome, but don’t you find that there are times when the best pattern is on the cover and that’s why they put it there and why you buy it? Good luck on the new jumper, I like the point too.

  2. Yvonne Kolesar
    Yvonne Kolesar February 16, 2007 at 7:21 pm |

    The model wearing Keats even looks rather like you! Maybe this could be your next line of employment!

  3. susan crowe
    susan crowe February 16, 2007 at 7:43 pm |

    Yvonne – if you knew what a truly terrible photo I take, you’d never say that (but thanks anyway!!)

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