I have gotten another package from Kilcar in Ireland, a lovely bunch of Studio Donegal yarn ! Worsted-weight, one-hundred percent merino wool, and aptly named …
In Sweater Descent #1 I wrote a sort of introduction for what is now my series Sweater Descent Project…
Descent is a word which takes many directions in meaning, most typically it means to ‘move down’ or ‘lower’ as in a physical place of going, as ‘down from a high place’ as from the peak of a mountain. It has metaphorical meaning to me as well, which I absolutely groove on, like ‘making easier’ and ‘moving into a secure low-ground of the known’. Of course there is the meaning of ‘lineage’ or ‘clan’, and far-off distant cultures or bloodlines one may have come from. But for me, primarily the relationship of the word refers to mountains, and walking, and in my case knitting while walking about the mountain on which I live.
And now for Sweater Descent #2
This post also being a yarn-tasting theme , I would like to show you my yarn acquisition, and I am watering at the mouth truly, envisioning this in my second very own Calidez Cardigan ! A rich depth of color, explosion of tweedy flecks, I am totally smitten with the color range of Studio Donegal “Soft Donegal” and see great potential for using this yarn in future designs. But for now all there is left to do, is cast on!
ps. I thought I would mention too, that Emma is one-hundred percent better, and managing the stairs all by herself with new addition of rugs! And thats us… off to the Knitting Track!
Your beautiful Soft Donegal yarn is going to make a gorgeous Calidez Cardigan. 😊
Thanks Wen! I have to get a few other things going, then am going to settle into this Red-Of-Reds cardigan! 🙂 xx
That looks beautiful and soft. Gorgeous colour too. Did you order it from Ireland? How long did it take to arrive if you did? X
Yes, Kelly, and I just updated the post to link to Studio Donegal Yarns in Kilcar Ireland. I think it took about a week.
I hope all is well with you and Cuilean, are you still in Inverness?
Yummy yummy yummy!
It certainly is!
What a rich, pretty color!
The color flecks are amazing. You ought to try it Stef! 🙂
I know, I’m rather in love with Studio Donegal. I agree about a classic red cardigan can’t be beat.