I had cast on the Textured Cardigan, by Sarah Hatton, from the Rowan Studio Issue 8. I'd been smitten by the style of this cardigan and had rushed out and bought Rowan Felted Tweed to cast on ... This was a sub though as Scottish Tweed was the recommended yarn for the pattern. The Felted Tweed is beautifully soft and I can't see it being scratchy on the skin. However, the love affair was short lived! Part of the beauty of this yarn, for me, is the little flecks of colour running through the yarn. Ms Anally-Retentive didn't feel that the reverse stocking stitch showed the flecks of colour to best advantage... so frogged the project:( I decided to cast on Bizet (Colinette Cadenza pattern) and I am much happier with this project. I've nearly completed the back and will hopefully have the back cast off before heading back to work on Thursday if lurgey has subsided a little more....
I've also been purchasing thanks to the wonderfully enabling Terri, fellow member on Crafty Yarns n Threads forum. Isn't this droolworthy - Kilcarra Aran yarn? The top picture is fairly close to the actual yarn colour. This is destined to become a Tangled Yoke cardigan if I hit the guage right! If not, I'm hot footing it out to buy more Felted Tweed (shhhhh don't tell MrB, who is the picture of restraint with my already bulging bags of yarn balancing precariously on top of our wardrobes).
Finally, I'm not the only person who has been dossing aimlessly around on the Blether's beds this week! Meet Marmalade! Obviously all puckered out on DD's bed after a hard night on the prowl:)
Life's hard, eh??