Sunday, March 16, 2008

saddle shoulder aran encore




i am a serial knitter. i confess. and that is allright because things get more perfect with each try. and here are some awfully amateurish pics of the one in progress for me. yarn is the ubiquitous classic elite skye tweed. like all nice yarn it is now discontinued which really should be reconsidered as it is the most manageable yarn i ever knitted with. no splicing and very few knots. the patterns are sheepfold, fishbone, and a panel stolen from alice starmore's inishmore from fishermen's sweaters. it is a great book but quite 80ish somehow. but loads and loads ideas to copy in to one's own cable or colourwork. many of the patterns are in stitch dictionaries as well but alice has managed to put them together beautifully.
there is not much knitting though. it seems that work is taking all my time. it takes a long time to get there and even longer to get home so i am still looking for the ideal job close to home (for god's sakes i live in a capital) so i can walk and knit and see other people. as a single you have to be outgoing all the time. and i don't mind as long as i have the time and with this job it is hard to get the time for anything. and i really do love to play.

i have ordered yarn today for the first time in a very long time. i plan to knit a sweater for my father after this one is finished. i suppose it will be a seamless hybrid of some kind. he has proclaimed he wants a brown sweater with cables. and that is inspiring. the yarn i ordered is cascade 220 which i think is a practical yarn for kiddoes and old people.

3 comments:

tiennie said...

That is beautiful so far!

Kent said...

Yay!

Saddle shoulder aran part II!

Can you share with us what changes to the pattern (if any) your going to incorporate?

Just curious...as you know...I'm still slow and slowly working my way to the finish line :)

-K

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

I love what you're doing here. It's beautiful.