Obligatory, but boring, knitting content ahead…
This is the back of the cable and lace sweater, dubbed Linen by the Rowan people, in progress.

I like the combination of lace and cables — one a light, airy element, the other traditionally heavier — together. The deep ribbing is nice too.

Lots of stuff going on in the city yesterday. In addition to the event I primarily came to NYC for – the Knit Out in Union Square – there was a San Gennaro Fair in Little Italy, the 11th annual Mexican Day Parade on Madison Ave., and according to a friend of mine, a [...]

Here’s the yarn I’ll be using for the Linden sweater from the Rowan Classic Alpaca book. It’s very soft; although I’m not crazy about the color. I tend to be quite boring in my own yarn color choices – beiges, greys, blacks, creams…

Slow, pathetic progress on the Cambridge Jacket for my husband. He’s coming back this afternoon so this is all that will be done for the next week. I hope this will fit him. It’s so hard to tell with a yarn as stretchy as Rowan Calmer and a rib pattern.

The next sample I’m knitting for the store is this lovely cable and lace sweater from the new Rowan Classic Alpaca book; except I’ll be knitting it in Plymouth’s Super Taj Mahal – a merino/silk/cashmere blend. I’m relieved that it’s not going to be in alpaca. I love alpaca, but after having knitted [...]

The Simple Cardigan is done and resting on my blocking board.

Specs:
Yarn: 10 skeins Classic Elite Inca Marl
Size: Medium
I like the appearance of the yarn knitted up – it’s a wonderful tweed fabric – but a huge negative with this yarn is how much it sheds. There are tweed bits *everywhere* in my apartment. [...]