Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Irish Wool

On a trip to Ireland in 1986 I ordered enough brown wool for a large cabled sweater. I recently found that wool again. I did not realize it was hand-spun. I hate to admit this, but I do not like the looks of it swatched up in cables; my Elizabeth Zimmerman Irish Knit coat made out of Sheepsdown (similar to the handspun) looks great in cables.

Perhaps I should forget about cables and get a gigantic crochet hook and try some funky lace and then felt it. I like talking big like that. The movie showing that day was Eat the Peach - "Eat the peach, Lady! Felt the stuff into a Planet of the Apes opera cloak!"

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