Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Two sleeves and a pause

Right now I'm knitting Leon a cabled jumper, because he hasn't had a new jumper for a while. This one is Straboy from Contemporary Irish Knits. I'm knitting it in British Blue Faced Leicester and the texture of the fabric is amazing, it's really soft, but it's still got great body and stitch definition. I'm glad I started with the sleeves, because there are some, shall we say original interpretation of the cable pattern going on. It took me a while to get the rhythm of the cable crosses, but now I have them in my head, so it's all good.

The other reason I am glad I started with the sleeves is that I have to take a break from this so make a friend a pair of socks. He actually asked me if I would knit him a jumper and I had to say no, even though he is one of the people I love most in the world - when I say he is like family to me, I mean I was seated at the family table at his wedding. I had to say no because he is both very large and currently loosing weight. Imagine knitting a size XXX large jumper, and by the time it's finished the recipient saying , "Oh,  I'm a medium now". So socks it is.

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