Because I Can

Honest, I have been working on that big heavy wooly square sweater. But there is only so much heavy wool knitting I can handle in July. What's a knitter to do?

Of course, cast on something new! OK, I didn't really cast on, that's just the beginnings of a gauge swatch, but it counts.

It will be this eventually:


Doesn't that look like a wardrobe essential? The yarn is some ancient Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool from deep stash, in a lovely claret color.

In other news, I passed another Cold Sheep landmark on Monday.

120 days without buying ANY yarn!

I'm off to knit a few rows before my lunch break is over!


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About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


Because I Can — 8 Comments

  1. Your sweater is going to be very, very soigne! Congratulations on your cold sheep accomplishment. I haven’t kept track, but I am seriously working on getting FUO’s all done, and finished a second mitten last night (first one done months ago.) It was nowhere as complex as your amazing doggie ones.

  2. De-lurking to say I bought that pattern today and am planning it in burgundy silky tweed. I’m hoping it will be perfect for work.

  3. Love the front detail on the sweater pattern. Trying to go on a yarn fast after a five-week orgy. Was in eastern Canada so HAD to buy yarn spun from alpaca raised there. Then one of my favorite LYS is having a sale, so I bought two new toys, a ball wonder and swift, so I HAD to buy enough yarn to get to the minimum total for the discount. So, it’s been one day since buying yarn and I need to challenge myself to be stronger…

  4. Love the sweater and the color! Are you going to knit it with 3/4 length sleeves? Can’t wait to see it progress.

  5. Great sweater! Congrats on the cold sheep goal. I should do that. Or at least get rid of the same amount as I buy. Why is it that I can pick any pattern and I don’t have the yarn in stash for it? 200yds too short, lace weight not fingering, worsted not DK. Ugh!