I love this sweater. Ever since I got back from my Crow Pass trip the weather has been chilly. It probably doesn't help that I was wet and chilled for two whole days. I just want to curl up in a thick wool sweater and drink tea. I actually really like this time of the year. This is another Jalie 2911. The last one I made was a black wool jersey. This one is made out of an odd, but fantastic, fabric. I buy bolts of fabric. Some of you think your stash is huge but I doubt you've got anything on me. I am outfitted like a fabric store. I kid you not. I have between 20-30 bolts of fabric (15 yds each) plus the usual stash fabrics. Most of the bolts are for my business but I have a lot of fleece too. When I see something that I can't resist, I buy a bolt of it because I know we will use it and I can get it at wholesale prices if I buy a whole bolt. This is a roll-end fabric from Patagonia. You can see it in use here at the Patagonia website.
Here's one of my crazy girls. She is excited to wear dad's hunting hat because it is raining.
Here's a snip of the Patagonia website. They have several colors but I liked this one the best.
It's a double layer polyester/wool. You can see the polyester side here. When you wash it, the wool shrinks a bit and pulls the poly layer up forming ribs.
On my sweater I made the wool on the inside. It's not itchy but, then again, I love the feel of wool. Wool = warm. I've been toying with the idea of putting some of it up on my Etsy site in two yard chunks. I'm still debating.
In other news: It's canning season!!!! I did a bunch of canning yesterday. Rhubarb, jams, and soups. Yum!!