I went and purchased a nice worsted washable wool and started the sweater. I had done the sleeves and the back when I realized that I did not have enough yarn to finish it and NO more was to be found, not even in someones stash on Ravelry. And there is sat, unfinished un-knitted for the past 10 years.
I even kinda forgot about it.
After I moved here and unpacked, once of the things I brought with me as my stash of knitting, to keep me busy until my studio contents arrived and was built. That is why I was working on the silk Feather and Fan Scarf; which I just realized I never blogged about. Let me fill you in on that...
I started the silk Variegated Feather and Fan scarf just before I moved here. It was a project for the road trip and while home alone. I used a selection of 12 colors, lace weight, from Red Fish Dye Works and via knitting with 2 threads I "blended" the color changes. I finished it in last June.
It was while digging through the yarn stash for the silk, that I found the abandoned project and decided that I would start it, again, with new yarn, after I finished the scarf. It was in early June that I drove north to Austin to hit the Ikea there and I took a side trip to a great knitting shop Hill Country Weavers to find a NEW yarn, maybe a cotton or bamboo, for THE SWEATER; and I did. Originally, when I found the yarn, I thought it was bamboo but it is an organic cotton that is amazingly soft. I went for 2 colors - Bay Leaf and Poppy. So far I have knit the sleeves, in the Poppy, with a band of Bay Leaf at the wrist and last night I finished the back, in the Bay Leaf with a band of Poppy at the bottom and along the shoulders. I have just started the front which will also be in Bay leaf with the band of Poppy at the bottom and along the shoulders. As for the collar and the placket, I have not decided if both will be Poppy or if the placket will be Poppy and the collar will be the Bay Leaf.
Here are a few pictures of each project from along the way