Friday, May 24, 2013

Witness Boxy

I started a new project today. In the coming week I may be spending an awful lot of time sitting around bored and yet under a great deal of stress at the same time. I have been subpoenaed as a witness in a criminal trial. I need something mindless to do with my hands while I wait. "Mindless" because there will be a lot of other things crowding in on my thoughts. Miles and miles of non-stop stockinette stitch should do the trick!

Hand spun "Boxy" with tubular cast on.

These are the first few rows of the front piece of a sweater pattern aptly named "Boxy". It's the oddest thing! A big wide square with narrow little sleeves seamed onto the sides.Most people who have knit the pattern have loved the finished sweater if not the endless hours of stockinette stitch. I'm hopeful that the end result will be worthy of the time and hand spun yarn that will be going into it.

The wonky looking stitches are due in part to the handspun I am using. It's a bit over spun in places. The fabric is also intentionally very loose to provide the needed drape for the style. Hopefully a good blocking of the finished garment will improve it's appearance!


icicle said...

I love that color! What's the fiber?

Sorry you're paying now for someone else's alleged bad judgement (no pun intended...:) )

Marlene said...

It's a blend that I carded and then spun myself, icicle. I started with Superwash merino mill ends and carded in some commercial merino top in a darker blue, and I believe there is a small amount of mohair in there too, but it's been a while since I did the blend and I never labelled it. D'oh!

Marlene said...

Oh the wonder that is a long term blog. I went digging icicle, and found an old blog post, dating back to January of 2009, and it details exactly what was in those batts that I spun and am now using for the "Boxy" pullover.

bearpicnic said...

Sorry to hear that you have to be witness, especially with everything else you have going on. It seems like when it rains, it pours. I'm glad you've found such a great project to work on while you wait. xoxo

icicle said...

heehee! I do that too, search my own blog for forgotten info -- I mean, that's really why I write about things anyway :)

I love a little mohair in a batt, It just seems to make everything shinier, stronger and easier to spin, especially fine...

Ruinwen Dagorielle said...

Sorry about the trial. That fiber is lovely and I'm sure that your sweater will be a joy to wear. Hugs! :)