Wednesday, December 03, 2008

A rare sighting of my fabulous Jacob sweater

Many years ago, when I was but a novice spinner, I used to spin a lot of Jacob fleece. Generally in the grease, straight from the sack (we all did in those days). So I ended up with a stash of thick, slightly lumpy bumpy, bi-coloured yarn, and no idea what to do with it, because I had, of course, just spun it with no project in mind.

Neither was I that enthusiastic a knitter. Again, like so many others, I was simply happy to have a basketful of yarn handspun by moi. There, was a huge and entirely justified sense of achievement about that.

But changes began to happen, and one of the early manifestations was that I wanted to take my lovely yarn on to that next level. And I wanted this to happen kind of overnight. Patience has never been my strong suit. So, I doubled up the yarn (I had about three fleeces-worth) and dug out one of the enormous knitting needles that I had bought eons before for a purpose I couldn't remember, and cast on a ginormous odd-pin garter stitch SWEATER. Four rectangles. Joined together strategically, and welts appended. Comme ca...

fabulous jumper

You are not getting a head shot, I've just washed my hair and I'm all wet rat's tails.

On days like today, when the frost hasn't lifted all day and the air has smelled of snow and ice, and the sun has shone and made everything all sparkly and it has been very, very cold - the fabulous, ginormous Jacob sweater comes right into its own. This doesn't happen very often these days, so is always a treat to be relished. So, there I am, all muffled up in my three fleeces with room for toasty air besides, happy as Larry (presumably the Lamb....)


I am also extra-chuffed today because I have just found out that Jenny Dean now has a blog. I've only had time for a quick squizz thus far, but it looks absolutely beautiful, and being Jenny will be stuffed full of interest and information.

And now, having actually done some housework in a fit of enthusiasm, I am going to sit on the sofa in my sweater, and knit.

BTW, not fibre or anything like it related, but I am thinking that my pc has some issues with svc.exe files, which I gather can happen. Anyone know anything about this?

1 comment:

Barbara Blundell said...

Great ! Lovely warm garment !Just love Jacob. It's my favourite fleece.Like its versatility and the fact that it seems to wear well