FO: idlewood.

I was feeling lousy when I took these pictures, so ignore the other things I’m wearing. I promise to more fully document Idlewood “in the wild.”

Swoon. That cowl! So big and cozy. In case there was any doubt, I love this sweater. Idlewood might be the most wearable sweater I’ve ever knit. I knit the 36 and 3/4 inch size, and I think a little bit of negative ease is the way to go here. I used Elsa Wool Cormo, worsted weight (but spun woolen), and I cannot wait to find an excuse to get more of this stuff — undyed, and oh so pretty. Conservatively, this took 3.5 skeins, or about 875 yards, though I don’t think I used fully half of the fourth skein. (Which means I’ve got a skein and a half for mittens, or a hat, or something wonderful for me, me, me.)

I’m sorry, Boh. Am I boring you?

Boh has been such a good sport while I’ve been sick this week. And so funny, too, in his attempts to entertain himself. I mustered up enough energy to play yesterday. It was the least I could do.

I credit my (almost-there) recovery to this incredibly delicious soup, delivered to my door by K. A hearty veggie soup with fresh herbs, it was exactly what I didn’t know I wanted to eat on Tuesday.

Thanks for all your kind words and happy thoughts — I am feeling much better, but I’m planning to take it easy (while working) these next few days to make sure I’m completely over this flu…which I hope means I’m going to make a little bit of time for knitting. If you’re anywhere that snow is falling, I hope you are cozy and warm in your handknits. We got several inches yesterday, and the internets tell me that it feels like -7 outside!


7 thoughts on “FO: idlewood.

  1. Glad to hear you’re on the mend. I really love this sweater, though I think I’d make the sleeves full length. But that cowl — swoon! So cozy on a cold, snowy day.

  2. Idlewood looks amazing! Versatile, cozy, and very flattering.

    Hurray for soup and its magical healing properties, especially on a snowy day.

  3. Aw, shucks. ::blushes:: Your idlewood looks sublime! And you look gorgeous in it!! I love the way it drapes, especially around your shoulders and arms. It’s über-flattering on you.
    Continue to mend, friend!

  4. It looks great! I love the color and the cowl and, well, everything really. It kind of feels like the sweater equivalent of soup. Boh is such a hambone. Hope you’re keeping on with the feeling better!

  5. Oh, your Idlewood looks so fantastic! The yarn sounds totally delightful, too – I love woolen-spun yarn so much.

    Glad you’re on the mend!

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