Monday, March 13, 2017

Knit In February


February was pretty uneventful on the farm. We are just patiently waiting for Spring. I spent more time reading than I did knitting, but I dd manage some.

I finished a tote/bag that I had started a while back. 

I used some handspun Border Leicester, dyed with Cushings, mahogony. The yarn was made from Lucy's fleece.  She has a more course fleece than some of our other BL sheep, and it works great for these types of projects. 

I didn't follow the pattern exactly,  I made mine a bit smaller and I didn't  fnd straps that I liked for the bag, so I knit/felt  a set.  It was one of those projects, that I just about ran out of yarn (nail biter). It wasn't like I could go to the store and pick up another skein. I didn't take notes when dying, so getting the exact same color, would have been near impossible.Thankfully, I finished it, with none to spare. 

Pattern: Seed Stitch Market Bag

Yarn-Handspun Border Leicester

I also did a few small projects, one being a sweater for my iPhone. Quick and easy. 

Pattern:Smart Phone Sweater 
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice 

Only 7 more days until Spring!

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  1. Lucy is so gorgeous, and her wool made a fabulous bag. Love the phone sweater, too. So cute.

    1. Thank you! She is one of my favorite ewes :)

  2. Boy, how fortunate you had just enough hand spun and hand dyed yarn for your project ! Most of my sheep's wool produces a coarser yarn too, but I love it and their yarn allows me to be very creative in my weaving and rugs.

    I always love reading your blog, and agree, we're waiting "patiently" for winter to be over and spring to begin. Good time for reading, spinning, weaving, and simply resting.

    1. Thank you Kathy,
      I like all types of wool, it all has a purpose :)

  3. Look at all those luscious Lucy locks:) Oh, isn't fiber fun?
    Have a beautiful Tuesday.

    1. Yes, I feel very fortunate to have them :)

  4. Ah - I need a sweater for my phone! Usually I stick it in my back pocket. Sometimes I forget it's there, take off my pants and throw them in the hamper. Later, when I'm looking EVERYWHERE for my phone, I will find it with scads of messages and/or calls I missed! If I had a sweater, I could just set it down where I am working and hopefully not forget it! Lol BTW, I am also not patiently waiting for spring. We have had some spring-like weather here for the last few days, but I know old man winter will come back again before we finally hit the "real" spring weather.


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