Chronicles of Knitterly Misadventures

168 hours in a week
October 28, 2008, 4:02 pm
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And I’ll be either working or in school for 55 of them, but I do have knitting to show you.

Yes, that is a Habitat. I am unashamed. It was a glorious knit, although I doubted it at first; it has been a long time since I knit cables on DPN’s and I had blocked out the two attempts I’d made at Hermione’s Cable & Bobble hat (that pattern still arouses feelings of animosity within me, sad to say).

At the beginning, I also exalted the Jo Sharp Aran Tweed I used, thinking that I had finally found my bread and butter yarn. (You know what I’m talking about. For some knitters it’s Rowan’s Calmer, for others it’s Koigu, Lorna’s Laces, or Malabrigo) After seeing the effects of wet blocking, however, I’m a little worried about how well it will hold up, as it is already quite fuzzy. It was wonderful to knit with, however; it boasts a texture similar to that of Beaverslide Dry Good’s Worsted Weight except superior in that it is much softer, the plies don’t split nearly as often, and you won’t stumble across knots in your skein as you knit.

The pattern itself, as I think I’ve mentioned earlier, is a good one; it’s intuitive, as far as cable (and lace) patterns go, and results in a landscape of texture which I suppose Jared became famous for. I think it’d be a great classic accessory during colder days. At this moment, though? I just can’t wait to try it on.


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Your habitat looks beautiful! I just love that color, it’s so rich! YUMMY 🙂

Comment by Carolynn

Thank you so much! I thought it was a particularly Jared-esque color, which seemed fitting. It’s so hard to photograph, though, kind of like with true reds.

I’m so envious that you work with Jimmy Beans Wool! Working in a yarn shop would definitely be a dream job for me.

Comment by Lily

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