So here it is, the blue winter set, in Brooks Farm wool/mohair. The scarf, a Jane Sowerby design from Knitter’s Winter 04 was knit last winter around this time, not a time I want to remember with great fondness. Lots of job and home issues, the latter quite literally, with the worst landlord in the world giving us a horrible time. I always think of him somehow when I wear this scarf, and that is not good. But it was wonderful to knit, very easy. The watch cap is my own pattern, made up as I went along, and the gloves are from Katharina Buss’s Big Book of Knitting.
Scarf: Brooks Farm 100% mohair, took about 475 yards on a size 6, it’s about 6 ft x1.5 ft.
Hat: BF 100% mohair + 50% mohair/wool, one strand each on a size 6. Took about 200 yards.
Gloves: BF: 50% mohair/wool on a size 2, am not sure how much, but less than 300 yds. I don’t think I want to knit gloves again for a while. As I finished I was thinking: 42 loose ends to weave in, wtf? But then if you leave the ones in the fingers unwoven, who’s going to notice? Maybe I’ll try Nona’s totally cool top-down pattern someday, but not for a while.
And mohair, I have realised while picking innumerable bits of fibre from my teeth, eyes, collar and furniture, is a royal PITA. I mean, I like warm and fuzzy, but it doesn’t wear well at all. People ooh and aah over Rowan Kidsilk Haze, I just don’t get it.