Friday, October 14, 2005

Koigu raglan and stash enhancement

I mentioned a few days ago that I was working on a raglan-shaped sweater out of koigu kpppm. Here's the current status:

I have enough yarn to make either long sleeves or 3/4 length sleeves, but I am not sure that I like the way the colors line up differently on the sleeves compared to the body. I am considering leaving this as a t-shirt style, adding a half inch of ribbing where I am and then casting off. What do you think?

I've had a pretty bad week what with a severe allergy attack and now a cold. Imagine my surprise when I came home to a lovely package from dye-master Lisa:

I missed the debut of her new Sock! yarn when I was down under, so I finally got my hands on some in the lovely colorway Shade Garden. The roving on the left is superfine merino in Petroglyph, and on the right, Joseph's Coat in biffle. Now if only me head would stop pounding so I could spin!

7 comments:

Melanie said...

Oooh, nice haul Jen! Colour me green.

kimber said...

I like the sweater as is. I'd rib and cast off. Nice work!!

June said...

Jen, I think you should leave it as is! Really pretty! And, I am jealous of your haul from Lisa S's dyepots!

Anonymous said...

I think the sweater looks cool as it is! I'm enough of a fiber addict to say that your haul is not helping my resistance to the lovely PNW... I'm definitely jealous!

I also loved the shots of vacation & the family. It's been way too long. We really do have to catch up!

*hugs to you all*
Heather

Lo said...

The sweater looks great on you. I'm for short sleeves and be done with it.

Zeila said...

Leave 'em short..a little color pooling is a nice accent, but a lot of the same may be distracting. Fabulous color! I hope you enjoy wearing it.

CarolineF said...

OK I'm slow and all but I agree the sweater is nice. If you would wear a short-sleeved wool sweater then cast off and stop.