Hi, all.Â Well I did decide to go with Option #1 on Oregon: leave it be.Â For those of you who have knit fair isle sweaters designed by A S****more, you know that most of her designs are the traditional “T” shape: the body is knit as a straight tube without shaping and then the sleeves are picked up and worked down.Â With a FEW of her designs, she did some minimal shaping at the underarm.Â Oregon is the first of this type that I have done.Â Unlike some of my idols (Marina and Wendy) I have only made three other fair isles and they were of the traditional type.Â So, my lil Oregon will be a hybrid of sorts.
My knitting of the past couple of days is two lace tams — one for me out of lime green Tahki Jolie angora and one that is a shop sample.Â More on these when the second is finished.Â
I will just say that the yarn I am using for the shop is absolutely scrumptious!!!!!!!!!Â It is Sublime extra fine merino (75%), silk (20%), and cashmere (5%).Â At my LYS it is $9.50 a skein, but this link shows it cheaper.Â I’ve not seen it before — anyone used it?Â It is a heavy DK weight.Â They call it DK, but it borders on worsted.Â Extremely soft.Â I mean luscious.Â I am using the Sage green and will post a picture when more is done.Â These lil tams are my portable project for now.Â They are tres easy to carry with.
PS — WendyÂ finished her black Bohus and posted a picture yesterday.Â It is absolutely awe inspiring and makes me want to drop Oregon like a pimply-faced teenager for the hunky college guy!!
PS — I think I had an incorrect link to the Sublime — it showed an Aran weight.Â I replaced the link.