Hi you all! Back again. Mails aren't bounced anymore, it all was a question of treating the Mac the same way as I treat my craft room... luckily a good clean up works wonders. For two days I thought I had wiped out all 31.931 of my photos (you know, once in a mood to really declutter...) but that worry wasn't necessary after all. Hooray. I wonder though if I should slow down and take less pictures, most of the time I don't get around blogging about the things I think I'd like to share with you anyway...
I will make it quick today because it's late and I have a bit of a cold and might want to turn in earlier than my usual 2 am.
I have a weakness for batwinged garments. Always had. So when I discovered Phildar in August (of course via ravelry!) and saw their Autumn/ Winter collection had a few batwing sleeved sweaters in it, I ordered it right away.
It took a while until I could start working on this model. And knitting it went rather slowly as working with the Hamanaka Sonomono Loop (ravelry link) needed some practice... all those loops, not seeing what stitches one has done... but last I finally finished it. Without a front pocket, longer and a collar that turned out looking differently although having the right size... I guess my yarn is just softer. I could redo it but I am fine with how it looks now. Also I have started to work on the Forecast already... no looking back.
The yarn is great. I worried it could be too fancy but it is organic wool which makes being a novelty yarn less scary, I think. Also it is very soft and warm (40 % Alpaca), the knitted fabric has nice drape and is thick and cozy. I love my new, winged sweater! A simple piece to throw on.
Two points I'd like to mention regarding the yarn: The balls, although being of the same lot (no dye lot since the yarn is of natural colour), can vary greatly. Make sure to alter two strands of the yarn over a few rows when changing balls. And last, one ball doesn't take you far. There are only 38 m in one ball and they are pretty quickly eaten up. Boxy batwing sweater... surely not the best choice for a rather pricey yarn. Anyway. A nice sweater.
Hope you are all well!