Spring flowers and spring yarns

Spring is finally here!  I have been going for long walks, including a walk in the woods at Allerton last week where Phil captured these crocuses.

I’ve fallen behind on taking pictures of my work, but have a few accomplishments this month.

I started a spring weaving project with 16/2 cotton yarn that I received as a Christmas gift.  I decided to weave several short lengths in different lace weaves and put them together in a blouse or dress.  The first one is blocks of basket weave and plain weave, from chapter one of Handwoven Laces.  I need to iron it before taking a photo, but I do have one of the cones of yarn with the warp chain.

There is also a spring sweater that just needs the ends woven in and a few bobbins of singles to ply.  I’ll try to get everything photographed and be back soon with a progress report.

Finished a Sweater

It always seems to take me forever to finish knitting a sweater – especially one for me, since I put it aside to work on gifts or items for sale.  I started this one in January 2010 and finished it at the end of February 2011, but I think this adds up to just three months of knitting.

It is a variation of Medrith Glover’s Circumnavigated Cardigan,  using Shepherd’s Own – an undyed wool yarn that has flock numbers instead of dye lots.  The buttons don’t show in the photo – they are pewter, with sheep.

It is almost spring, so I will wear this every day until wool sweater weather ends, then block it.

As soon as I finished this sweater I got down a box of UFO’s from the closet shelf and took out a half finished spring sweater which I hope to complete at least a week or two before summer comes.