Had to wear a jacket over it ...

The weather turned into all rain and more rain today ... a jacket had to be worn to keep me warm ... but the blues of indigo dyed cotton jersey ... knitted cotton jersey and jeans makes for a fine day ... enough so that a bit more DOROTHEA shawl was cast on to see what it would look like in a fingering weight ... fable fibers novel 3 French Hens from Jimmy Beans Wool ... a generous 600 yards on the skein ... should be lovely ... studio knitting only though ... progress might be slower ... haha!

Finishing this top and being able to wear it has convinced me that I need more Alabama Chanin in my wardrobe ... will finish what is on deck and plan new pieces from the books ... have all four to choose from and enough jersey fabric for an array of pieces ... ahem! A bit like a stash problem!!! Yes ... I skipped stitching the outlines of the stenciling and cutting because I wanted to wear it NOW! And no ... I won't go back and add it later as previously considered ... there are other projects to be finished!

Finishing this top and being able to wear it has convinced me that I need more Alabama Chanin in my wardrobe ... will finish what is on deck and plan new pieces from the books ... have all four to choose from and enough jersey fabric for an array of pieces ... ahem! A bit like a stash problem!!! Yes ... I skipped stitching the outlines of the stenciling and cutting because I wanted to wear it NOW! And no ... I won't go back and add it later as previously considered ... there are other projects to be finished!

Am loving the colors and they might actually be a little more subdued ... see below!

Am loving the colors and they might actually be a little more subdued ... see below!

Novel is a merino, cashmere and nylon blend ... using a US #6 (4.0 mm addi sock rockets ... 24" long)

Novel is a merino, cashmere and nylon blend ... using a US #6 (4.0 mm addi sock rockets ... 24" long)