I’ve not blogged about knitting much lately. I’m still knitting. I just don’t find quite as much time to do it as I’d like!
I am starting a new sweater. It’s for my lovely sister-in-law Holly. That’s the plan anyway. If it turns out to be a disaster, I will not try to force her to wear it.
It’s going to look like this:
There is some color blending between the stripes which is subtle but really pretty I think, so I wanted to use the same yarn as was used for the above sweater.
I could only order it from Iceland which I thought was very fun. It’s an Icelandic wool. When I first opened the package and felt the yarn, I was not sure. It’s not incredibly soft. However, knitting with it is really nice, and it is supposed to soften up and “bloom”. (Now Edelweiss is going around in my head. “Bloom and Grow”).
One of the challenges of this sweater is that the yarn is laceweight and I am knitting it on size 2 needles. Yikes. The body is in the round though so that should be a definite plus!
I’m also working on a scarf. The pattern is called Candle Flame.
I’m knitting with Panda Silk. It’s a wool/bamboo/silk blend, and it’s so nice to knit with!
It should block out really nice so that I can get some better definition of the “flames”.
Finally I knit Davey a little ghost finger puppet. Poor little ghost’s eyes are kinda crooked, but Davey loves him.
(I love Davey’s little blurry face in the background of the pic!)
Has David worn “the sweater” yet this fall? I’m sure holly will be thrilled with her sweater! The candle flame scarf is so pretty! are you going to make other finger puppets? The ghost is super cute, even with his wonky eyes 🙂
wow, i don’t speak knit, but it sounds really complicated. i’m excited to watch the sweater progress. thanks in advance 🙂
I love ordering yarn from abroad, though haven’t done anything as exotic as order from Iceland. I thought getting yarn from the US was pretty exciting. 😛
Yarn from faraway is fun! So far I have ordered from Denmark and from Lithuania.
Candle Flame is coming along beautifully — excellent colors for “flame” too. The sweater’s fabulous, though I don’t envy you the miles of stockinette on size 2 needles. It’ll be worth it in the end!
I have it on good authority that ghost eyes are indeed wonky … so Davey’s puppet is JUST RIGHT!
That sweater caught my eye in the book too…what a sweet SIL you are to knit it as a gift! Love your candle flame scarf! And that ghost finger puppet is adorable 🙂
How do I find the pattern for the ghost finger puppet?