Miles high

Thank you all so much for your comments about the sweater. I feel like I’m floating today. I don’t think I missed anyone but if I did, thank you! Thank you thank you thank you. You guys ROCK.

Sadly, there’s no rest for the wicked. My impulse knit of tangled yoke put me pretty far behind on my crazy-as-usual holiday schedule. So I’ve started work on a sweater for Jessica, the wonderful woman I hope someday to call my sister-in-law, if hubby’s brother Adam ever gets off his butt and asks her to marry him. She’s getting the HoJo pullover from the Fall 2002 Interweave Knits.

It just screams Jessica to me. Retro but very, very hip. I may change the neck to a regular crew–I don’t remember ever seeing her in a turtleneck before, and people tend to feel pretty strongly about them–but so far, it’s going very quickly.

I’m knitting it out of Berroco’s Pure Merino, since the specified yarn is discontinued, and keeping the same Howard Johnson’s color scheme. I’m in love with this yarn. Seriously. It’s as soft as bamboo, as springy as any wool you’ll ever meet, and MACHINE WASHABLE. It doesn’t get better than this.

Of course, I’m a selfish one, so I’m also knitting a sock on the side. The mate to Stacey’s lovely Victorian Lace sock, to be exact. This house is the chilliest I’ve ever lived in, and I’m finding a serious need for hand-knit socks.

So I’m knitting a few rows on it here, a few there. You know, whenever Jacob stops trying to stab the carpet with the dpns.

And just because I’ve been accused of being stingy with the Jacob photos (*smiles*), here’s one of him trying to teach the sock how to play the recorder.

Think the sock will tell him to blow on the other end?

13 thoughts on “Miles high

  1. Great pictures! Thats a big wow on knitting your future SIL a sweater for Christmas!

  2. Wow–that sweater will certainly guilt your brother into popping the question!She is going to love it.

  3. that is a beautuful sweater – I think it would look great as a crew neck too!!!

    glad you started the sock!!! I used to play the recorder when I was his age…ahh, the memories!

  4. What adorable pictures of Jacob! I think the sock will say – I have the same problem, never know which end of the DPN to begin with!

  5. I love the HoJo sweater. That’s a wonderful gift for your almost SIL.

    I agree a crew neck may be the way to go. People are pretty set on their neck treatments. Me, I can’t stand turtlenecks, always feel like I’m choking when I wear them.

  6. Gosh, that is a lovely sweater to knit as a gift. Your boy made me laugh with his recorder!

  7. i swear, recorders DO make noise the other way around to! (hmmm i guess jacob and i have a lot in common…)

    so glad to hear theres more victorian lace sock knitting going on – i just fell in love with the first one you received.

    and ur taste in sweaters rocks! i like both the recently completed one and the one for jessica!

  8. I love the texture on that sweater… I wish I had such a nice, crafty possibly-future-SIL like you! (My girlfriend is an only child, alas.)

  9. Great photos! What kind of sound does backwards recorder playing make?

    Great sweater design. I’m sure she’ll love it.

  10. Finally, a picture of your boy! So adorable in his feety pjs. And what a lovely sweater for you someday-sister-in-law. Crew neck is definitely the way to go.

  11. Hi Amy – I’ve been inundated with shipments so I’ve been out of the blog loop. Congrats on the tangled yoke – it looks GREAT! And thanks for the Berroco Pure Merino review – I have been thinking of getting some for the shop, so now I will…

  12. I’m working on a sweater in pure merino and I love it too!

  13. That is a great sweater. I’m using Zara now, which seems to be a thinner version of the Berocco merino (although I’m not sure it is machine washable–something that would give me the willies for a handmade sweater, anyway). I saw that yarn at Stitches, and I know I’ll be using it very soon. It is just gorgeous.

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