Monday, June 30, 2014


Do you remember this post when I was looking for a long term project and thought I'd spin all the fibers in The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook?  At the time I purchased a sampler pack of wool from Woolgatherings.   Back then I spun and knit a few samples then pretty much set it aside for about a year and a half.  In the meantime, there's been all this fiber taking up space in my dresser.  So...I decided to start to attack the collection.  I'm taking apart the swatches I knit previously and I'm going to knit all the yarns together into one wool afghan.  Here are couple skeins.
The brown is from the Brown Manx Loaghtan native to the Isle of Man.  If you're interested in knowing more, visit Manx Loaghtan Sheep Breeder's Group.  Here's a photo of the breed.

manxlog.jpg (300×244)
Here's the start of the afghan.  I'm using the Garter Stitch Check pattern.  Because the yarns are of different weight, plies etc., the panel won't be even.  I think I can block it into shape later.

Hope you had a good day.

--  Pat

John 10:14-15  'I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me--just as the Father knows me and I know the Father--and I lay down my life for the sheep.  (NIV)

1 comment:

Kate said...

Looks like you have a plan. The colors all work well together.