Sunday, October 4, 2009

Harvest Time

Fall is harvest season. I, however, am harvesting yarn. After recovering that lovely bit of Malabrigo yesterday after improving my poncho, I set my sights a bit bigger.

This is Tubey, a very nice pattern. However, I started this only a few months after I started knitting. It took me nearly 2 years to get it to the point above, everything done but the end-sewing, because it sat untouched for vast periods of time. I wouldn't say I'm a vast fountain of knitting skill and knowledge now, but I definitely have far better skills now than I did when I started making this, and it was evident from just looking that this was the work of a novice. It was also was too big for me, despite being a size small. Whether this is my fault or the patterns, I don't know. Probably mine though. Anyway. Behold Tubey, in her current form (color much more accurate in the first picture):

That, my friends, is approximately 11 skeins of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. It deserved to be something better. Thoughts?


  1. Testing, testing! I have a poem I want to post!

  2. OH DEAR TUBEY!!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness. You know, I don't know why but this just reminded me that I never finished that afghan for my mom that I started ... roughly 4 years ago ... I'm so happy for your wealth of Cashmerino Aran. That is a blessed thing to have.

    Oh by the way, I LOVE THIS BLOG. And you. And I miss you. ... And I miss Tubey a little too, not gonna lie.

  3. Hadley! Good to see you here. I'm currently wearing the cardigan that Tubey became- just finished sewing in ends. I blocked it and everything! I haven't even gotten around to photographing and blogging it yet.