11 June 2014
Starmore Sweater ~ A post from Kelli
If you where asked to take, finish
and keep an Alice Starmore sweater, would you?
I had a long conversation with Carol Thompson a local gal who lives in my town. She was done with the project. She'd finished 75% of the sweater, with great tension and lovely stitches, and wanted it to go to a good home, she wondered if I knew of anybody who would finish and enjoy this Celtic Fair isle, in my size. With the book, yarns and even the Addi Turbo US#3,36" circular needles, bought in 1996, (for only $8.95! from Weaving Works in Seattle). She'd steeked the arms and neck, but didn't know what that was, I explained to her what that was. Her hands have arthritis, I could tell it was bittersweet to hand it over. I offered to 'someday' finish it for her. She wanted no part in the return of the sweater.
It will be a bit of an undertaking for me. I've never picked up, where someone has left off, I do love it, and am excited to work on it soon, (it needs to get in line). I will be asking advice from my coworkers. That steeking thing still makes me nervous. I should tell you also there are a couple hundred 'ends' to weave in... :/ Oh to have an Alice Starmore sweater~
I did know somebody who'll give her Alba sweater a good home. I asked for a hug before she left and thanked her.
You just never know where this 'knitting thing' will take you.