As a typical child of the 70's and 80's I never, ever, wore anything made of wool. In my late teenage years I tried on a wool sweater, a typical off-the-rack, factory-made sweater, and it was so itchy and scratchy I decided wool was not for me. How little did I know then!
Since discovering knitting, a whole world of luxurious fibers is now within my reach. Silk, cashmere, Italian merino wool. A good yarn store is like a fine restaurant for the tactile-sensitive! I don't even mind hand-washing special things made of wool - some things in life are worth the extra time and care.
As you can see, I've been knitting like crazy this past few weeks - a sure sign that I've had a really difficult month.
My last FO, of which I am very proud though, is the Pinwheel sweater.
I was going for that whole, not matching color thing. That modern way of combining colors, where they don't match but they sort-of all go together? Not sure I succeeded. When I got the the black rim on the outside, I actuall took it off my needles and almost ripped the whole thing out, but when I laid it out on the floor, I went, well, this may acutally work. It is a very unique pattern.
Here's the yarn I had to work with. I was constantly re-arranging the colors.
Front View. Love the wood toggle button, from the front it looks like a modern cardi.
And another project, another vintage pixie hat, this one from a very old knitting book I picked up many years ago at a thrift store. This one is for a baby, so it's way too small for my daugher, but she's my closest model.
I also made matching booties.
And wrapped it up like this.
And my last project, the Ribbed baby sweater. This one is headed to France soon for a little boy named, Louis?? Yes, really.
So, that's it, for now! Next blog: I think I'll start in on our lovely little old house and the remodeling we've done over the past (now 7?!) years. Craziness! Get ready for some DYI before and after's!