Friday, June 3, 2011


This Lopi yarn sheds an unbelievable amount of fuzz with handling. I'm covered, the sofa's covered and there are fuzzy lint bunnies lined up along the skirting boards of the front hall. "Is this sweater likely to be finished soon?" Gavin enquired.

Maybe not soon, after all I only started it the other day. I've decided to skip the colourwork pattern on the cuffs. I don't know about you, but I just hate catching my fingers on yarn floats on the inside of a sweater sleeve as I put it on. Besides, I'm already starting to worry about whether I'll be short yardage on the contrast colours. Better save what I have for the yoke pattern!

I think I'd better plan to knit monogamously on this sweater until it's finished. And then I think I'd better plan to dust and vacuum.


Anonymous said...

Ackkkkk...sweater bunnies! I've never had a yarn that shed quite that much, but then I've not knit a sweater. ;-/

I suppose it will be a quite warm sweater though, and THAT'S a good thing.

Frieda said...

Sounds like my life just substitute cat hair , not Lopi wool . Good plan for the sleeves, hope it works out .

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Anonymous said...

This sweater sheds more than our cat!

Caffeine Girl said...

I don't think I could handle Lopi. I go nuts with the hair from our two cats.

The Warm Hands Network sounds like a fabulous organization. I'm going to try to make something in time for the fall shipment. Thanks for letting us know about it.