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  • I used to have ecru yarn, was going to make a blanket. I wonder what happened to it all… I think some got given to young girls along with a few packets of Kool-Aid.

    I wonder what happened to the results of that little experiment.

    Your experiment is very exciting, I must say!

  • Go thou, intrepid knitter! I can’t believe you didn’t plan to have the same yarn at the sleeve caps. You are just wild. Looking forward to seeing how this all turns out!

  • This is enormously fun. Can’t wait for the next installment (complete with continued wacky yet believable wool names.)

  • Yes, as mentioned above, please carry on the great knitting! It is inspiring to look at through the inter webs. Don’t get any fancy ideas of calling out to all knitters with oddments of ecru yarn- the amount of that particular breed in my stash is, well! quite above a mere 8 different types. If it were loose into the knitting world, who knows what it would expect me to do with it. Maybe first I will let it battle the Noro for top stashy award.
    I will henceforth ignore all noise from the stash closet. It’s a sure thing that the ecrus are on revolt watch throughout the land….be mindful but not too trusting of yours! Until, that is, it’s got (ten onto) your back.

  • This is not for the faint of heart. Clearly, you’re cut from sturdy cloth, worthy of admiration. Forward! Can’t wait to see how it ends.

  • I am gobsmacked that you are able to pull this off. It seems contrary to all that we know. Almost like Pluto being a planet, then not, then back. What will happen when the grafting and setting-in begins?!! Aye, caramba. I need a fainting couch.

  • World Peace is *next* week. Pace yourself! 😉

  • I can always set the sleeves in if need be… just sayin’… getting nippy here.

  • It’s nothing but gorgous!
    You are knitting an ecru sweater that will not be lame. Very sophisticated.

  • Besides the fact that this will be so gorgeous – a great exercise to break the hold of expectations of perfect and symmetry. They have their place but it is good to break out sometimes and this does it beautifully!

  • The gauge report makes me really happy. I always have figured that we are missing something we are really supposed to be doing when we make a gauge swatch. Actually, this whole thing makes me happy. Throw what ya’ got together and keep moving and have fun!

  • This looks amazing! Can’t wait to see it finished!

  • Glory days indeed! I think the sweater looks grand, and you can have all the ecru wool sent this way (southern Ontario). Winter came early!!

  • It’s looking good! When I saw the pictures the other day (not the sleeves), I thought it had an “ombre” effect – getting just slightly lighter as it moved up to the top. So, one idea would be to continue that idea on the back. But maybe that’s just my symmetry gene expressing itself – this from the woman who cast on and knit about 8 rows of a second sock 4 times last night so the stripes would match the first sock exactly! Good luck!

  • I think you’re better off avoiding symmetry. You could spend quite a bit of time trying to makes parts of the project match. Better not to try and go for the freestyle look.

  • It’s so nice to have you back! Thank you both for the blog!!!

  • Dearest Ann,
    While I am enjoying the every-lovin’ heck out of the making of your dred ecru sweater, I am starting to worry about your mental state. Just remember when you go running out of your house screaming about the wonders of the WhiteHead Wackado yarn, be sure to wear pants.
    – A

  • i see ‘ecru swamp,’ i think ‘ecru stomp.’
    yes those sleeves look like they’d be keeping me mighty warm… *shiver.*

  • The red lines in your photos are oddly fetching– what if you embellished the dividing lines between different yarns with a strong contrasty color? It could look like the sweater was assembled like a quilt. A crazy quilt. Hey! Feather stitch! Never mind, I’ve clearly had too much coffee this morning.