Pie Man & Spinning!

I’ve been plowing through E’s new sweater. The back is complete:
Pie Man Back

Here’s a close up of the cable detail:
Pie Man Detail

Once I got the pattern memorized, it really started to fly. I do need to pay attention, as I’ve had to tink back a few cables to correct the direction on occassion. Other than that I’m happy with the pattern. I did stop the back about an inch shorter than the pattern called for, because it seemed a little long for E. I think the arms may need some modification.

In other news, I finally cleaned my wheel up and started spinning again! Last year I got some alpaca roving at Rhinebeck, and I figured I’d give it a whirl. I’m very new at this, so it’s not very consistent, but I’m having fun, and I think it will be knittable. Here’s the single all spun up:

I found my Ramboulet roving in the barn, and am planning to spin that up to ply with this. Once I’m done, I’ll measure it and see what I may be able to knit. I think it may be enough for a cowl.

3 thoughts on “Pie Man & Spinning!

  1. Loving those cables!!!

    Also, the colors of the alpaca are gorgeous! And it looks like you did a great job too. Can’t wait to see what you make with it. What kind of wheel is that?

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