Monday, June 30, 2014

Spinning

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.
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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.

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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.
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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.