I am very, very nearly finished the body of the jumper. It is impossible to get a good photo, I’m afraid. It’s like trying to photograph a black hole.
Behold my neat, squidgy ribbing!
I’m going to use a sewn bind-off for the ribbing. I highly recommend it for any ribbed bind-off because it is amazingly stretchy and doesn’t interfere with the ribbing. I first found out about it through Elizabeth Zimmermann, but you can read all about it here.
It is rare that I return from Galway without spoils and this weekend was no exception.
Anthony Ryan’s were selling off piles of discontinued Tivoli stuff. Most of it was pretty horrendous but I scored six balls of 100% wool superwash at €2.95 a ball. They have upgraded their superwash to a much softer version – still 100% wool – with some nicer colours. This is destined to be a zip-up jacket for my mum for Christmas. I’m thinking of some cable details, such as a cabled placket to cover the zip and cables on the button bands at the cuffs. Oh, and a soft furry inside to the collar. Should be nice.