I'm joining in Ginny's Yarn Along this week.
You would think that I would be avoiding knitting sweaters right now after having frogged the same pullover twice but that experience has only made me dig in my heels more and commit to becoming a better garment knitter. I'm giving the Rowan Calmer a rest (for now) but this by no means suggest that my needles are idle.
My dear friend Wei Siew and I have been wanting to cast on Michele Wang's Bedford for a few weeks, and we decided that now was the time! This cozy, slouchy pullover is a part of the BT Fall 2011 collection and the silhouette is exactly what I want in my fall/winter wardrobe.
|Madelinetosh DK in Duchess|
In trying to knit from my stash, I settled on some Madelinetosh DK I bought last year but the three skeins I had was not enough to knit the size 34. I searched on Ravelry and found someone who was selling her two skeins in the same exact colorway -- how great was that?! Duchess is a gorgeous deep plum with flecks of lighter plum shades but I found it almost impossible to photograph well. Still, here's a sampling of both the color and the twist stitch that will be the main portion of the sweater's body.
|Close up of the twisted stitch|
My Bedford is knitting up nicely, and, for now, I'm following the pattern faithfully. From what I've read on the projects page, I'll likely have to do some math once I get to the raglan sleeves and neck opening but I'll worry about that later.
I'm currently reading two books at the same time, something I never do, but I recently watched the film Capote and was so taken by the story of how Truman Capote wrote In Cold Blood that I just had to read it. I'm hooked!