When is a swatch not a swatch?

What began as a swatch a week or so ago seems to have outgrown it’s original charge.

It was going to be a cowl. But as it got longer, it occurred to me that with its 21 inch circumference, it could (if steeked) conceivably be the front of a sweater vest.

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about it, and I’d need to steek one side from cast on to cast off (with some underarm shaping), and the other side part of the way down for a vneck opening. The prospect is kind of daunting, but also exciting.

But it also begs the question- what to do with the back? Just a solid color? or some other multicolor scheme? I guess I have time to figure that bit out, but I’m about at the point where armhole shaping needs to start, so think I’m just going to go for it. 🙂

Rainy weather has put shearing on hold, but has provided me with more time to spend behind the wheel(s). Recently revisited the experimental lateral treadle wheel to work on my Rio Grande Flip technique, and I think I’m finally getting the hang of it.

I don’t pay a lot of attention to my YouTube channel, mostly just using it as a place to host video content so I can link to it on the blog. I was really surprised recently when I was in the dashboard and noticed how many views the original spindle wheel mod video had! This is just a little update on what the wheel is up to now, and the progress I’ve made with the flip technique.

Alrighty- have a good week folks!


    • denisemor

      thanks Donna. I’m leaning towards solid color back as well (and possibly recycled!). And thanks again for the Bond samples- they are working up great on the spindle wheel- so lofty and bouncy!

  1. Michelle

    I haven’t been able to view your blog on my laptop since the ‘technical difficulties’ (or before?), so this morning I tried on my iPhone and voila, I’m all caught up! As always, your dyeing and fiber prep, spunning and knitting amaze me.

    • denisemor

      thanks for giving it another try, Michelle. this whole security certificate thing has been such a pain. i’m not sure if it is a wordpress issue or something else. always something, eh?


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