Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lest You Think I'm Not Knitting

I've been doing a lot of knitting as of late. Way back in July, when Andy and I celebrated our anniversary, I gave him a new knitted sweater. Well, it wasn't actually knitted, just the promise to be knitted. I had just the right sweater pattern in mind and have been eager to knit it. So after all the baby sweaters were completed I went to work on the gray blob below.

It's Jared Flood's Cobblestone. I originally bought this yarn for it, but decided that it might be too squishy for a man's sweater. While on vacation, I went to the Old Forge Hardware Store ( yes, this hardware store has a yarn shop in it!) and bought an old workhorse yarn: Lamb's Pride Worsted. I'm about to the armholes and plan on working more on it since I just finished the socks below.

These are just basic stockinette socks. I'm trying to knit through my self-striping yarns before I buy any more, so I'm not looking to get fancy with the design. Again, just workhorse socks for a special person.
Specs:
2x2 rib at cuff

12 comments:

Laurie said...

I can't imagine being draped with wool, as hot as it is here today! Your new header is wonderful!!

Mary said...

I love those self striping sock yarns! You are so nice to knit a man size sweater. Now that is true love! :D

Thanks for remembering me Jane.

TD wool design said...

you have been with the needles this summer! i always seem to forget lamb's pride. a good one for sure. can't wait to see the sweater.

Pomegranategrl said...

They are looking good Jane. I love Lamb's Pride. Good choice!

MadMad said...

Love the new header! I am also knitting something gray. (And something brown. And something blue. And there's a cream in there, too. Oh, and another gray.... Ay!)

rosemary said...

wow, you have been knitting. i made Cobblestone for my hubby too...it's a great guy sweater...and i love grey,any shade of grey.
you new header looks great.
happy knitting!

ColorSlut said...

I've seen Cobblestone on a number of men and it is PERFECT. Way to go knitting!!!!!

Rachel said...

I thought that looked like a Cobblestone in the top picture...what a beautiful grey. The sweater is going to be perfect!

Renee said...

Happy knitting! Looking forward to seeing the sweater when it's finished.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Cobblestone looks like a great sweater. I like the link to the tweeds too. A hardware store with a yarn shop seems pretty nifty.

a friend to knit with said...

3rd time trying to leave a comment here...
maybe they each went through?!

Jane said...

Hi Leslie..nope, this is the first one that came through! Thanks for stopping!