The yarn is Rowan Scottish Tweed. I used the 4ply in Apple which gives a nice flecked appearance. I'm very pleased with the colour and the neckline but not sure about the raglan shaping around the shoulders, but maybe its just how a raglan is supposed to be, I've always knitted set in sleeves before. I don't know how to change it so I'll leave it as it is and wait for the cooler weather so I can wear it.
At the moment I am spinning the corriedale pencil roving I bought from Crown Mountain Farms. I am spinning it fairly fine and although that means that the individual colours are lost, I am pleased with the yarn. The colours have blended nicely, my favourite autumn colours.
The colours show up better on this photo of the knitting taken outside.
I have chosen a pattern that I've used before so at least with this one I shall know that I like the fit.
Last but not least is the sock knitting.
This is my "knit in the car while I'm waiting" knitting. I haven't really touched it during the six weeks summer holiday but now term has started and I will be waiting outside school, waiting at the station etc etc. Very simple sock knitting that I can do without thinking and without looking either for those few weeks when its dark by the time I meet my son from the train.