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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Cassidy

One other knitting project has been started while I was on a blogging break.

I usually don't have 2 sweaters on the needles on the same time, but I had a bit of "start-itis" and felt the need to cast on a few big projects.

I have waited a long time to start this particular sweater so I put it on the needles as soon as possible.

This lovely hoodie, The Cassidy, has been on my to-do list for probably 3 years. I love to knit cables and this one has a bunch. But the cables are described as low bulk cabling - or cables that lie very flat to the body and as such, do not add bulk to the wearer (always a good thing.)

I am not far along but I am past the "dangerous periods" for others nearby ... the rest should be smooth sailing.

This yarn is called Mas Acero. It is 60% wool, 24% silk and 16% viscose. It comes from Brooke's Farm in Lancaster, Texas. Brooke's Farm is one of my "absolutely must go to and buy from vendors" at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. If I have any money left after visiting them, I shop with others.

Believe it or not, this yarn is red - my display shows it as orange - a nice orange, but not the actual color.

The yarn has a light feel to the hand and wonderful drape. I have had this yarn about 3 years as well.

I started the Cassidy after I started other projects. Casting on went very smoothly. Minimal swearing. No one needed to leave the room. No ripping out. No wine.

Big improvement really.

Knitting, it is just like riding a bike ... only with swearing.



  1. I can only do the most simple of kniting but I certainly enlarged my vocabulary in the process of learning.

  2. Your Cassidy will be beautiful. I have a cardigan that I made from Mas Acero. It's a great yarn.


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