Monday, April 25, 2011

Have Your Oats Daily


Oats 2
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
I finally finished my fleece to sweater for this year. There is nothing like taking a fleece and turning into a garment. It's especially fun when you know the sheep's name, in this case Shauna. This was Shauna's last fleece before she went over the rainbow. I love how it turned out. I had to redo the button bands and the replace the buttons because I tend to go to quickly when I am nearly finished with a project. The problem with that is I don't spend quality time making it the best it can be. It is much better since I reworked it.
stats: pattern Oatmeal by Amy King
rhomney wool - 1 3/4 pounds spun
3-ply worsted weight

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dyeabolical Fiber Club Jan 2011

I loved this from the day I got it. Lovely to spin. I couldn't put it down to stop spinning because I wanted to see the changes. Sparkly goodness. Thanks Rachel for a great color.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Look Ma' I can run!

Yeah for Pepper. He had a great weekend at the trial. He got second in both jumpers and in standard agility. He won his last leg for his Novice Jumpers Title. That's the pretty black and gold one in the middle. Who would have thought shy boy would do so well.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dyeabolical #107


Dyeabolical #107
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
Love, love, love. Soft and squishy, 608 yards of fingerweight, Socks or shawl?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Getting My Fiber On

I went with my lamb loving friend Kara over to Illinois Sheep and Fiber Festival on Saturday. What a pretty day! Usually, when I go it's a little chilly, but not yesterday. Unfortunately, the number of vendors was down considerably. There was things to see, but I have seen most of the same people for the last three years. Don't get me wrong, it's still interesting. Anyhoo, I bought a couple of fleeces. One was an excellent find. A nice creamy white with very little vm. The other has a fair amount of vm, but the richness and crimp set my heart on fire. Lots of work to come over summer, but that's ok. I still enjoy it.

Merino X 2011

Merino X (2) 2011

merino BL X 2011

Merino BL X (2) 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sprout


Sprout
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
I finished something green for spring. Now if I can my grass to sprout!