Well, in good knittingkitten tradition I got bored of my Jacob Humbug (maybe I should rename it Bah Humbug) sweater and have started a cabled Aran affair for Mr Knittingkitten with the plan that it will be his Christmas jumper…ambitious, moi?
It is a pattern written by one of my favourite knitting designers, Alice Starmore called St Enda from ‘Aran Knitting’. I like Ms Starmore’s patterns because she manages to produce good designs without sacrificing ‘knittability’.
Aren’t they lovely?
I have worked out that I have exactly four weeks from casting on to complete it, that gives me a week each for the front, back and two arms. Hmmmm. So far I’m not on track, a week in this is all I’ve got.
The first photo is most representative of the true colour, the second was taken at night (which is pretty much most of the time now!). It’s called ‘dark grey’ but is more of a silvery, pale grey with the odd dark guard hair that is characteristic of North Ronaldsay wool.
In my defence I have been making a few Christmas presents as well as being distracted by more weaving (doubleweave no less but more about that next time) but I think next Christmas may be more realistic, sorry Mr Knittingkitten.