I was aiming to have my first jumper done and dusted by the end of the year. Didn’t quite make the deadline but got it all finished on 3 January, the last day of my Christmas break. This weekend I’ll be washing and blocking it – my first go at blocking! I am just a tiny bit scared. Here’s a before photo – I’m hoping the shoulder seams will sit a bit better after blocking.
And yesterday my package from Purl Soho arrived. Three skeins of beautiful Brooklyn Tweed Shelter which I’m planning to use for Erika Knight’s striped scarf from Classic knits for men. I had started that scarf using another yarn just before we left for New York but it didn’t work out.
The Shelter colours are Soot, Faded Quilt and Almanac. Lovely aren’t they? I also got two skeins of Cascade 220 Peruvian wool in black and brick red Scottish Tweed to make a pair of socks from Betsy Lee McCarthy’s Knit Socks!