Two by two

Sometimes it really is easier to do two things at once. Whilst I await  several promised squares for the Masterpiece (from Canada, the UK, India and the US) I have been working on Jacob’s hoody. The back and front are now complete and I have been knitting the sleeves this week. One thing I don’t like about knitting is all the care that is required to ensure that two pieces match exactly.

Sleeves: two at a time

Sleeves: two at a time

However, because I have some lovely KnitPro circular needles, with interchangeable wires, I have been able to use a long wire and knit the sleeves simultaneously, thus avoiding the possibility of making them different shapes or lengths! I don’t think that the work progresses much quicker this way, but it certainly saves effort in terms of counting rows and interpreting the pattern.

Once the sleeves are done, I just have the hood and pockets to knit, so this super-warm creation should be ready just in time for the British summer: perfect timing!

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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