Saturday, March 2, 2013

At The Ready!


The view from the Wool House.  Wheeeee!


My gauge swatch is spot on and the yarn is easy and fun to knit.  Excellent!


I'm using some leftover Punkin yarn for my provisional cast on. For good juju.


For anyone not able to see the pattern link on Ravelry, here's what we're making - the Market Jacket from November Knits.  The yarn in the picture is a wool and mohair blend.  Our yarn is a wool and Cotswold (aka poor man's mohair) blend of Marcel and Woolliam.

Soooo, other than being a little nervous about getting the patterning started correctly, I am ready to go.  Stella made me a copy of the pattern so I can scribble all over it. I might go wind a second ball of yarn just because I'm getting antsy sitting around drinking coffee watching the count down clock.

If you are interested in following the actual Iditarod and don't know where to go, Bet, Karen Ramstead's  non-roving Border Collie reporter, has posted some helpful questions, answers and links on the North Wapiti blog.  Iris is not much into this cold, snowy weather, but Hank and I are very excited :-D.

17 comments:

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Such lovely yarn--- wish I could feel it!! Is this raw wool? Do you have the oils on your hands as you knit? Sorry for all the questions - my Mom knits and I want to relearn!! but she's 7 hours away and work is crazy. I WILL learn though - soon!

Maureen said...

Wow that sweater looks incredible! What a treasure... best of luck! I know yours is going to be beautiful!

The snow is lovely too; I love winter!

I need orange said...

You go, girl! We're all cheering for you!!!

:-)

Spinners End Farm said...

That is a great chair!

Tyche's Minder said...

This is pretty exciting. :) Knitting raised to high drama. Who knew?

Jenny Glen said...

Awesome sweater!

Lori Skoog said...

Love the pattern you picked...you'll have to keep us informed with pictures.

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Good (muk)Luck!

~kim
P.s. I love the yarn! The sweater will be gorgeous!

sheepsclothing said...

its gonna be gorgeous!

Christine said...

I love that sweater. Beautiful pattern.

Terry said...

Gorgeous view from the Wool House.
That pattern is beautiful.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Is the clock on Alaska time? It's appropriate you got snow for this adventure. Good luck, forgot to mention good to see 20 being helpful too.

Shirley said...

I like the sweater pattern, can't wait to see the finished product. I think it's pretty cool that something you wear you will have totally made from your own farm products.

Alice said...

The snow creates the ambience for this challenge. Who is gonna do the food drop?
The sweater is beautiful and the color of the wool will do justice to it's name. Hope you can stay the course ;-)

MarmePurl said...

I am going to love to see the progress. Such beautiful yarn for such a lovely pattern.

Michelle said...

A beautiful sweater!

Bandon, Oregon said...

Oh my goodness... I teared up when I saw the wool... I don't know why... it's all been amazing to me....

lol... loved Tyche's Minders post...

Best Wishes all around,
Faith




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