Sunday, 29 May 2011

"Moorish" sweater

"Moorish" sweater in progress
Originally uploaded by Asplund
I'm on a short break from my twined knitting; it's a lot of fun but so time-consuming I needed to start something that's quicker to knit.

A few years ago I knitted a sweater based on a vest design by Kim Hargreaves, "Moor" in a A Yorkshire Fable, adding sleeves and changing the all-black cuffs. I was happy with it but it's too small - especially after I replaced smoking with eating!

Fortunately, I always had a tendency to make sweaters slightly too big, so I can still wear almost all my old sweaters.

"Moor" sweater knitted in 2006
The other week I discovered Norwegian Rauma Finull in beautiful shades of brown at my LYS and it dawned on me it was high time to make a new Moor sweater. There are more modifications (in terms of both pattern shapes and colour sequences) in this one, so I think I'll rename it Moorish.

I managed to knit a few inches yesterday in glorious knitting company: borntoknit, entill, katarina, wynja , anna and toveb. Thanks for a wonderful afternoon!

Just before meeting up with the other knitters I went to an opening of an exhibition at Moderna museet: a truly impressive, retrospective exhibition of my top favorite artist Siri Derkert. There were many things I hadn't seen before and many paintings and collages I've only seen reproduced in black and white. I was quite taken, just as strongly as when her art first overwhelmed me when I was a teenager and saw her portraits. A very good day, yesterday.


ylva said...

Jag såg på nyheterna om Siri.Hon verkade vara en spännande och intressant person.
Tröjan ser härlig ut i sina dova bruna....

Yarndude said...

I have been wanting to make this for so long! Yours look great, both versions one and two.

WonderMike said...

Ivar, this is ten kinds of handsome!!!

I wish you lived closer because I need some color knitting sweater mojo. I just can't seem to get started.

RodPrjónar said...

I love the colors of Moorish! Shades of brown... my fav thing!
It is funny that you mentioned that you have gained weight... where is all that weight you talk about?! Seriously! hehe

Anonymous said...

I love your choice of colors for your new sweater. Thank you for the link, I did not know this artist!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the laugh at your title ("Moorish" sweater). Another beautiful Asplund production underway! I'd never heard of Siri Derkert before, thank you for the introduction. I especially like Dam med Parasol.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, stunning, lovely, heavenly...give me a moment I will think of some more!!!!

your fan,

Marifetane hobi said...

merhaba, çok şık harika desen ve gzel bir model.tebrikler.

Ann said...

You needed to start something that's quicker to knit and started Morrish! You are some knitter!
Thank you for the link to Siri Derkert. What a wonderful artist. I especially like arabpar, mormor med puck and some of the portraits from the 60th.

Hilde said...

beatiful!!! A lot of work.