On Sunday, a friend invited a group of us to her shop to review some yarn for a feature that she's got lined up. We were lucky enough to get our eager mitts on a range of new yarns including some gorgeous new Rowan Spring/Summer yarn and a sublime mossy green 4ply from Manos del Uruguay.
I'm still working on my 1950s 4ply sweater, but am finding knitting a whole adult garment in 4ply quite hard-going as it doesn't seem to 'grow' as quick as double-knit or aran. Being a slow knitter isn't very helpful either and I know my current aim of sticking with this knit until its finished is going to be severely challenged by the onslaught of new Spring/Summer patterns that will be launched soon!
Finally, if you haven't already, I would recommend you checking out Wendy at The Butterfly Balcony's recent blogpost about her version of a 1940s Fair Isle pullover that she knitted for her Dad. It is truly amazing and even the floats on the reverse of her knitting look perfect; if I could knit Fair Isle as neatly as that I would be well chuffed!