Knitting in unusual times


I have been thanking my lucky stars that I am someone who enjoys knitting and crochet. During this pandemic it has been a blessing for me.  I have managed to create a few items and the most recent is one that I would not otherwise have knitted.

A couple of months ago I purchased some wool from our local community buy and sell page.   Someone was getting rid of their stash of wool and I had been assured that it would be mainly 8ply wool.  The bundle of wool cost me $50 and there was a considerable quantity so it was a huge bargain.  In amongst the wool there were a couple of bags of acrylic and I am no fan of acrylic so I had planned on taking the acrylic to the thrift shop.  There were about 15 balls of acrylic mohair which I thought I might try to use to make a cardigan for one of our granddaughters.  I figured if it turned out not to be any good it could also go to the thrift shop.

I got out my trusty Patons Classic pattern book

and have completed the back and two sleeves and am about to start on the front of the cardigan.  I am happy with how it looks but my big concern is that it might stretch or be clingy.  We will just have to wait and see.

And a token picture of today’s sourdough.

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