So it appears that I haven't posted in well over 2 years. I'm not sure where the time has gone, well, that's not entirely true. I have not been well for the past year, but am now finally feeling much better and am on the mend.
In the time since I last posted, I have become quite a Sundara Yarn fanatic. It is kind of cult-like - the need to possess more and more of her yarn, and the stalking of her site to find just the right colour before it's snapped away by someone else. I've collected something over 30 skeins of silk lace yarn which is so fine, so soft and has such brilliant colour. In addition to that I probably have enough yarn for at least 8 - 10 sweaters in other yarn bases, also Sundara's.
Recently I completed a sweater for my husband Stan, and it is knit from Fingering Silky Merino, taking less than 3 skeins. The pattern is called Spiral Yoke Sweater which can be found in Handknitting with Meg Swansen which uses Elizabeth Zimmermann's percentage system. Great way to figure out how many stitches are needed when you have to convert from one stitch gauge to another. It worked perfectly. Here are a few photos
of the finished garment in the colourway Ruby Port, which is one of the most sought after colourways Sundara dyes. I was also inspired by Jared Flood's version of this same sweater done in another weight of Sundara's yarn.