November 7, 2010

Sant'Angelo start

I just started test knitting this absolutely gorgeous sweater (sorry - Rav link only) by the brilliant Kirsten Jensen and I am thrilled to be doing it. I'm working with giant cones of yarn, as skeins were unavailable. I like the cones. It feels like a knitting portage when I move about the house with it (I may get more than my usual number of odd looks at childrens' swimming lessons and hockey games. So be it). And I love this yarn - Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport.

We are enjoying a wonderful bout of warm November weather here which is great because we have many construction projects to finish. This time of year is always such a race.

Our extended family had a party yesterday for my parents-in-law who celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this month. 60th! Hope you're having a good weekend, too.


  1. whoa. that is all kinds of crazy gorgeous. and i love the colors you've chosen. can't wait to see more.


    That sweater. It's absolutely stunning! (And complicated-looking!)

    You have got some serious backbone, test-knitting that. I am totally in awe.

    Re: cones - someone should design a little wheeley case thing like those new suitcase designs, with the telescoping handle and casters. Only, for knitting supplies. How handy would THAT be? Then you could stash everything inside (all organized in specialized pockets, of course) and zip open the front flap when you get settled at the park/arena/pool/wherever and are ready to knit. No heavy lifting, no awkward fumbling, no embarrassing armfuls of yarn cones, no massive tote bag with a puddle of knitting detritus at the bottom.

    Dang, that's a sweet idea. I am GOOD. Please don't burst my bubble by telling me that this product already exists... Then again, do tell me - I need one.

  3. Awhhh I wish I could see the sweater, but I love the colours! Glad to hear as well the weather is nice - it's a beautiful day here too - so unpredictable!

  4. beautiful sweater!! Love those blues together and the pattern is amazing. Colorwork is my kryptonite...

  5. Beautiful colours, I like them. And the pattern looks very difficult. Succes!

  6. Wow -- beautiful looking yarn -- and what an awesome family you belong to!

  7. Wow! Can't wait to see it finished. It is going to be gorgeous! Love the blues.