Aran Cashmere Scarf. Design by Beth Walker O’Brien, published in Simple 1-2-3 Knitting.
Knitted in Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed in Beach.
Now that fall is here I am really knitting up a storm! Along with this scarf I’ve also finished a hat recently, re-blocked another, and am almost finished a pair of aran mittens I started last year.
I’m starting to think of what other knits I need in my life… and how much of it I can knit from stash. I have some variegated grey fingering yarn – can’t even remember the details now – that I’m going to make into a simple shawl, and I need a dk or finer simple cardigan to throw on with any old outfit, and some mittens for Pip, and… and… and…
So there’s no end in sight, but when we’re talking about knitting that’s a good thing.
I started this scarf last winter, after seeing Jared’s rendition. The pattern is “Aran Cashmere Scarf” by Beth Walker O’Brien [ravelry link] and the yarn is Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed. I have made soooo many things out of this yarn and the Queensland Kathmandu Aran which I find to be almost identical. I just love it. So soft and tweeeeedy.
I ran out of yarn at some point, then stashed it in a drawer of our card catalogue and forgot about it. Now that I’m back on the job I should have it done in a week if all goes well…
Inishmaan. Design by Alice Starmore, published in Fisherman’s Sweaters.
Knitted in Cascade 220 Heathers in colour 8622.
Why is it that as soon as I’m finished knitting something I completely lose interest? Let’s face it: it’s rare to knit something that fits perfectly or that’s flattering. I knew, going into this project, that the fit wasn’t likely to be flattering. It’s a fisherman’s sweater, not a city girl sweater.
But maybe I’m overly critical – I was wearing this last night (stylishly paired with floral pyjama bottoms) when we had the first genuine sweater weather of the year and Pip said it was “very editorial.” He’s too kind.
I’ve already finished another little project. It just needs a bit of a wash before I take some pictures and post. Speaking of which, how sad is it that my phone is a better camera than my camera?