The Land Rover Owners Wife

Jumper Dress in James C. Brett Rustic Aran Tweed: Summer Sunshine and Winter Knits

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Summer sunshine and winter knits

It struck me as rather incongruous to be sitting in a sundress, with the sun beating down, temperatures of 23/24 degree heat knitting an Aran weight jumper dress but it didn’t stop me doing it. I simply refuse to sit indoors and moulder when the sun is shining and I have the chance to enjoy the summer sunshine. Fresh air and the need to soak up as much vitamin D as I could, saw me pack my project and its’ HUGE ball of yarn, into my craft bag and head outside. 

There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the strong winds of yesterday had become, for the most part, a gentle breeze, offering sporadic relief from the suffocating humidity which more often than not, accompanies such days. Newly fledged babies could be seen and (in the case of the tiny but LOUD baby wrens) heard in/from every corner of the garden and the flowers were abuzz with all manner of bees.

I hung it up in the sunshine to show off the colour

I spent a relaxed hour clickety clicking away with my needles, adding yet more length to the plain back section of my garment. I’m not far off the 67cm needed before I can start the patterned yoke area and at least with the Aran weight, the work grows quickly when I have chance to work on it. The Rustic Aran Tweed is proving to be a nice yarn to work with, feeling soft and not at all scratchy and the little red fleck running through it – although closer inspection in the sunlight reveals that there are more than red flecks running through this colour.

I hope to get the stocking stitch section finished this evening and move onto the yoke area ….. and THEN I can start the front, more importantly, the cable panel on the front!

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