I haven’t accomplished too much knitting lately but have made great progress on my Acer cardigan. The photo below is from earlier this week but I’m so excited that the back is finished and I’m now working on the left sleeve.
I have made a slight modification to the bottom of the cardigan and will be making the same modification to the sleeves – a crocheted border. I love mixing crochet with knitting and I’m rather excited to see how it will all turn out after blocking. The crochet pattern I choose was an arch design and it really gives the cardigan a whole new look.
Now for the yummy new fiber that just hit my stash….
I am very excited to finally have a braid of Julie Spins roving to try! I recently purchased this lovely 5 oz braid of 60% BFL (Blue Face Leicester) and 40% Silk blend in the color Birch Bark. The colors are soft and very muted, and I’m already thinking this will be perfect to spin for a scarf that has beads. I have to say this fiber is really squishy soft and I can’t wait to spin!
This is a custom blend of 60% Blue Face Leicester wool and 40% Silk. It is amazingly lustrous, soft and wonderful to dye and spin. It is combed top. These braids are silvery shading to brown, very reminiscent of birch bark for me. ~ Julie Spins
What have you been up to this week?