Tweed Love

October 26, 2014

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After an entire summer spent apart from anything remotely crafty, I'm so happy to have shifted back toward working with my hands again. It started with the patchwork quilt I'm making for two of my dearest friends who were married in September (better late than never?), and then took off with a spontaneous knitted baby blanket that, once finished, left my hands wanting more.

I eventually delved into the depths of my knitting basket to find my nearly-finished cardigan. It had two finished and oddly fitting sleeves, and try as I might, I knew I'd never love the cardigan the way it deserved unless I tore them out and remade them right. So, after giving myself some distance from the cardigan, I finally set to work on re-knitting the sleeves, and although it was a time consuming hassle, I'm so glad I went through with it because as soon as the sleeves were finished, the ends were sewn in and the wooden buttons attached, I slipped into the warmth of the wool and haven't taken it off since. It's cozy, light and oh so tweedy. I think I'm in love.

So to continue my obsession with tweed, I promptly decided to cast on for Jane Richmond's Ladies Classic Raglan Pullover in light gray with delicious tweedy flecks. I think this love affair with tweeds and garment knitting is only just beginning. Now, if only I could stop knitting long enough to finish that quilt!

8 comments:

  1. Glad you're back to working with your hands :) Yay for finishing your cardigan!! It's a tough decision to rip out and start fresh but I'm glad it turned out perfect afterwards. Love tweed yarn! I just really have a problem finding it over here.

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    1. Oh wow. That surprises me. I would think it'd be more prevalent where you live.

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  2. Perhaps you will tire of making comfortable garments that look wonderful on you, and out of sheer boredom start knitting a manly sweater? :)

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    1. Perhaps someday, but definitely not out of this so called "sheer boredom" you speak of. ;)

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  3. Beautiful work on all four. Tweed knits are lovely, cosy things. Your squares are multiplying!

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  4. I think I need some tweed now. :)

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