Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thrummed cardigan, anyone?

The Wrong Side of the Back of the Walk in the Woods Jacket

Wrong side of the back of the "Walk in the Woods" Jacket

I'm so very tempted to leave all of these unwoven ends hanging free and call it a thrummed cardigan. Is there such a thing? I believe it would be quite cozy on really cold nights. However, considering the heat wave we're having right now, its not the easiest thing to knit on. I'm not casting on for the front until it cools down a bit. It has felt like a heating pad in my lap over the last few days. But I was determined to finish the back before I took a break from her so I willing roasted.

Back of Walk in the Woods Jacket

Back of Walk in the Woods Jacket

I swear I can't see the vibrancy of the detail until I take a picture of it. Its like one of the pictures that you stare at until another picture appears. It just looks like a bunch of colors in person.

While I wait for the weather to cool down (those are NOT words you will hear from me very often) so that I can cast on for the front of "Walk", I'm spinning up some custom dyed yak/merino roving that I bought at Maryland Sheep and Wool this year from The Fold.

Custom Dyed Yak Merino Roving

Its gorgeous stuff and purple is my color right now. Alas, this is destined to be a birthday prezzie for a dear friend. I can't wait to see it knit up. Its so rare that I get to see my handspun actually put to use - LOL!

Happy spinning and knitting everyone :)


Robin said...

The cardigan is looking beautiful OR scary - depending on what side you look at! Love the roving!

Anonymous said...

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde jacket!

Or it could be very fashion week appropriate... high couture! ;)

gorgeous darling.

Robin said...

OMG!!! It's beautiful! Pretty roving too!

WandaWoman said...

Wow, that sweater is really amazing. I don't think I could ever commit to a project like that. I love that you dyed and spun your yarn for the main color. Very impressive.

Saw the pics of your family on an earlier post. I can't believe how big your boys are.

Paula said...

OMGosh! I had a dream about you and Doug last night and thought I'd goggle you and here you are!!

You guys look great and the boys are adorable!! I had no idea you were so talented!!

Paula Barlow

Keowdie said...

Holy tapestry needle, Batman! That's a LOT of ends to weave in!

It looks really pretty, though!

Sandra said...

Kaffe Fasset is supposed to leave his ends loose and unwoven into the larger piece. I like weaving in the ends and think it makes for a more finished garment and it's not as bulky. But, I think I'd tie them off or risk them coming loose if they weren't woven.

knitty said...

Hi, I just found this pattern in a library in Australia and would love to knit it. Googled it and found your blog. I am so impressed.
I'm having trouble converting the yarn ply. I think chunky 12 ply maybe here.
It is very ambitious but I reckon the final article would be a great achievement.