A new skin

HouseI’m sitting here in a cold house with my warmest sweater and fingerless gloves on. No heat for a few days while the house gets a new skin. Kind of a crazy thing to do in early winter! The cats are freaked out by all the noise but I think they’ll survive.

I’m making up lost time with my homework.

The bottom-up raglan is ready for class.

The puffy sleeves are about to be sewn on the body. Here’s a close up of the hem.  I took out the provisional cast on, knitted a few rows and then grafted the edge to the backside through the purl bumps.

The dolman is started (no photo) but not much progress. Getting going on that one is a bit daunting after reading all the questions posed by classmates on our Yahoo group. I don’t think I can concentrate on it without heat.

By the way, that book called “The Complete Book of Traditional Guernsey and Jersey Knitting” was written by Rae Compton. It’s a nice short read packed with tons of information about various ganseys from all over Britian and Scotland. It’s got me thinking about the one we’ll be knitting for class.

4 thoughts on “A new skin

  1. Brrrrrr…makes me colder just thinking about it! If I turned my heat off right now our pipes would freeze. Of course, it is 23 degrees up here in the Rockies. The face lift on the house will look nice!

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  2. I love the hem on the sweater. I just guess I had never thought about all the neat ways you can ‘end’ the piece. That is so simple and very elegant – definitely fitting for that sweater! I can see why you love the class, even with the ‘pain’ of have-to knitting!

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