Tuesday, November 25, 2008

the Future Durty Old Man cardigan

Here's Brendan's anniversary present. It's Kim Hargreaves' Windswept cardigan from Rowan's A Yorkshire Fable, knit from (discontinued) Yorkshire Tweed Chunky as well as Scottish Tweed Chunky. I cast on in January but only knit a couple inches of ribbing, and came back to it over the summer. It only took about a month to finish, since the fair isle pattern wasn't too tedious and I was using #10.5 and 11 (i.e., very big) needles. There's a women's version, which calls for a buckle closure, but the men's version is meant to hang open. I added five buttons and I like it much better that way. It looks so nice and snuggly on him, like a rustic smoking jacket.

I haven't blogged much about my knitting, in part because I know (or assume?) most of the folks reading this are more interested in the travel and literary bits. And, truth be told, I'd have more to say about my (frequent) mishaps than the occasional successful FO ("finished object," for the uninitiated). I should show you my first sweater—mercifully, I never finished it. I would have looked like a Muppet.


BrendanĂ³ said...

I'm not really examining the bushes, I'm hiding behind them so I can watch the lovely little girls at play across the road.

Lovely Little Girls.

Durty Durty Durty.

Kate said...

1. Why is his name BrendanĂ³?
2. Brendan, you're a perv.
3. To the quote at the top...I love it :) Aren't I so poetic hehe.

meg said...

Nice sweater! It looks great, perfect for a future dirty old man. And I'm totally jealous you were at the Kunsthaus Tacheles.

Kate Scherer said...

My knitting basket is home to many muppets and oddly shaped WIPs. :)

Nice job on the cardigan.