Friday, October 9, 2009

Sloppy style

Well, I must say... I've immensely enjoyed my first Friday off since switching my schedule around. I got up at 10:30, cleaned the house (which didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would) then I knit, knit, knit and never once got out of my pajamas.

I finished the last sleeve for the cardigan and it's blocking now. I'm hoping to get it all together on Sunday.

And to celebrate casting off... I cast on (naturally)

This is the relaxed pullover - or as I've dubbed it - "the sloppy sweater". You know, the kind of sweater you can just laze around in... no special shaping, or design... just pure comfiness.

I'm using the Rowan Bamboo Tape I bought a few months back (it was bought with this sort of sweater in mind). The colour is Honey and it's a nice warm mustardy/gold with a beautiful sheen. Even though it's a sloppy sweater it will be easy to dress up.

I've only knit with Bamboo once before. It was Berrocco Bonsai - a nice ribbon yarn similar to this. And just like the Berrocco, this is knitting up nice - smooth and silky, drapes nice and softer than you'd expect - it always surprises me how soft bamboo yarn is. I always expect it to be like cotton.

I'm interested to see how it wears... I don't think bamboo has much memory, so that's another reason I went for a pattern with little shaping. We don't need another Leo.

Anyway, I've knit up one whole ball - and being worsted this should go pretty fast... as long as I don't get too sidetracked.

And speaking of sloppy...
I think it's time I bought Rocky a new tent. This one is staring to look pretty shabby. It's one of his most favourite possessions though. And even the other two sneak into it now and again.

Tomorrow I have to work at Job #2 (ugh). Sometimes on holiday weekends (it's Thanksgiving here in Canada) if its not busy, management will let us close up early... it's been dead all week so keep your fingers crossed. And if you live in the Hamilton area and were thinking of buying a car... I'd appreciate it if you'd wait till next weekend. ;)


Kiki said...

The new sweater looks really comfy! Rocky looks really comfy too :)

Not ready for handspun said...

What a beautiful colour that bamboo yarn is! It looks like it's going to be really comfy.

Jeanne said...

I have knit with bamboo and its so soft - I think sweater is going to be so nice and comfy. Glad you enjoyed your day off - I was off too and had a similar day (except I didn't wear pajamas!).

Have a great weekend!

lexa said...

Yes, I think kitty needs a new tent!

Knitting Linguist said...

That sounds like an excellent weekend. I love that sweater! I've been looking forward to trying bamboo. Someday... :)