I’m not sure. But it’s highly likely that my recent desire to stay inside and curl up and knit has an awful lot to do with the lack of sunshine and summer opportunities. There have been a few nice times, don’t get me wrong, but overall: what were you thinking, summer?
On the plus side, I have made some excellent progress with my Slovene stripey jumper. The pattern is Leslie Weber’s ‘Tweedy Stripey’ and it’s free on Ravelry. I’d been admiring the pattern for a while, and when I was in Ljubljana and discovered the Soven wool shop, I knew that this rustic, slightly itchy wool would be perfect. That might not sound so appealing, but a) I can condition it, and b) it’s so nice and sheepy! I love proper wool. This still has occasional bits of straw in it and everything – lovely stuff.
I’ve got 15 rows to go before I finish the back piece. This is a big piece of knitting, too – as you can see from the pattern it’s an oversize garment with a lot of ease, and a fairly industrial style. I’ve managed to plough through a lot of it this weekend, as since I mastered knitting in the car, it has revolutionised my production times. I will post some more progress pictures soon, and you can find all the wool and project details on my Ravely project page. Has anyone else felt like knitting more due to rubbish weather? I miss summer sewing!