"The proper use of imagination is to give beauty to the world..." Lin Yu-T'ang

Monday, November 5, 2012

On the needles...

Slowly knitting over the past couple of months has turned this...

into this! A couple of months ago, I ordered some Madeline Tosh Merino Light yarn in the fabulously rich Victorian Gothic colorway and began knitting my first sweater. Actually I knitted this sweater a couple of years ago, but this is the first with sleeves. I've been wanting to knit a sweater for some time and this autumn seemed a perfect time. I truly love knitting. I gives my mind something to focus on and pay attention to, and yet for me it becomes quite meditative and soothing. I'm a little farther than the photo above shows, having almost completed the hood, when I ran out of yarn. Argh. If you know anything about Madeline Tosh you know that because her yarn is all hand dyed, it can sometimes be a while to obtain. Ugh. I was so excited to finish my sweater, but it will have to wait until I get more yarn.

Today is day 5 of Art Every Day Month. I worked in my art journal and hopefully my pages will be ready to share tomorrow, if not then, since I will be out of town for a short while, then by Thursday for sure.


  1. Beautiful! I admire you that you have the patience to make a sweater. And now having to wait for more yarn! Darn...I would get very impatient. Still it looks as though you have many talents to pursue while you wait.
    Have a great day.

  2. hand dyed yarn sounds extra special... and the result is beautiful.... sooooo impressed...xx

  3. I've never been able to make more than a scarf so sweaters are always extra impressive. Such lush, gorgeous wool--definitely worth the wait!


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