Jacob’s hoody

I wasn’t going to post today as I’m working on my Masterpiece scrapbook (photos in a later post), but I have started a new knitting project that I just wanted to share. For years I have been wearing three fleece tops (no, not all at the same time) that I bought in New Hampshire. Sadly, I’ve recently noticed that they are going bald… yes I have actually worn them out! So, I thought that I would knit myself a lovely warm hoody out of British yarn. I selected Jacob wool from Blacker yarns and  one of their patterns that uses two strands of wool together to give a tweed effect. I’m really pleased with it so far:

Light grey and cream strands knitted together for warmth and a nice mottled effect

Light grey and cream strands knitted together for warmth and a nice mottled effect

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  1. Jools

     /  January 14, 2014

    Looks lovely, Janice. Can’t wait to see the finished hoody.

  2. Beautiful texture and colour. Hoody envy… Not that I could ever wear it in this climate!

  3. It looks very effective so far. Now try and look after this one will you, fancy wearing the others t in a measly three years. lol
    xxx Sending Huge Hugs xxx

  4. I love working yarns together on occasion. The results can be fabulous. Your tweedy effect is stunning!

  5. Looks good! I love the colors.

  6. And what’s wrong with wearing three fleeces simultaneously? I’m actually half the size most people think I am 😉

    Love the colours of the new hoody. All these posts of yours really do make me wish I’d persevered with my knitting lessons years ago.

    • I’m currently teaching Jon to knit as he really wants to contribute to the blanket, but I had honestly forgotten how hard it is to start with. My mum taught me when I was about 10 so it’s a long time ago and I don’t think I have ever taught anyone to knit in all that time. I’m just glad I can do it. However, having said that, I did teach myself to crochet just over a year ago, so it’s never too late!

      • I have started many very wonky scarves in my lifetime, but I don’t think I’ve ever finished one. Perhaps when I retire ….

          • Hahaha, engage idiot filter before posting Andrea! Sorry Jan!

            I went to a party not long ago where I met an old school colleague who asked me what I was doing these days. I gave him a run down of my current occupation and he responded with ‘So you’re retired then?’. Not laughed so much, nor felt so out of place at a party, for a long time 🙂

          • We need our own sort of party!!

  7. I love Jacob sheep and used to have some in my paddock. They belonged to a friend and they all had lovely names. I love the mottled effect of this special wool and I think you will have such a special hoodie.

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