Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Around and around and around

I have mused before about the joy of going from a wonderful but complex pattern to the simplicity of stocking stitch in the round, and generally after I finish a more complex pattern that's exactly what I want to do. This time I've moved from a pattern in which every single stitch was charted individually, to a top down, in the round jumper - Kate Davies (Get off my) cloud, to be exact. To take the simplicity up a notch, while I initially was considering a range of fancy pants 4 ply for this pattern, in the end I decided to go for Bendigo Woollen Mills. The luxury really is a nice soft, strong yarn, and Australian, which unfortunatly is fairly unusual for my yarn these days.
So I spent the weekend knitting away, around and around and around. I've made decent progress on this, considering it's on 3mm needles, but I really am enjoying the soothing simplicity. Also, I'd love to get the body finished before soothing simplicity turns into mind-numbing dullness, as is bound to happen, sooner or later.

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