That’s the temperature in my house in Wellington today. About 55F. It’s meant to be summer, but we’re having a bit of a cold snap. I’ve changed three times today, and finally settled on a merino base layer and a possum pullover.
Finally, a bit of warmth!
I should tell you a bit more about this jumper actually. It’s Fleet, by Kim Hargreaves from A Treasury of Rowan Knits.
This pullover is a good example of what you can do with possum yarn.
I knitted Fleet in 2009. It has seen three winters, and been worn constantly each season (and in between!) And yet it remains pristine. Not a hint of wear, not a pill. It’s fantastic!
Actually, it seems I’m on a bit of a Rowan bender at the moment…
With the exception of the black number in the front (which I’ll tell you more about very soon), you’re looking at two more Rowan beauties. The green is Benbecula, which is coming along nicely. The red is the beginning of the pretty cabled 3/4 sleeve sweater I introduced to you in my last post. I’m knitting it in Stansborough’s prototype yarn that I’ve been hoarding for a while. I think I’ve finally found the project to do this beautiful yarn justice.
I’ll be back soon, with more possum happiness to share with you.
8 sleeps to go before Christmas!