Odyssey is done! I got done knitting it on Thursday and got it blocked overnight. Here is a closer shot of the lace sections. Mom has it and is considering a fashion shoot with it, so I may get some daytime photos of it one of these days. The pattern is Odyssey Shawl by Joji… Continue reading Friday FO
Third yarn added! There are fewer rows in this third section, but they are soooooooooo loooooooooonnnnggggg! But it’s moving along reasonably quickly anyway. What are you working on, and how is it going?
My Mom is now encouraging me in my rare breed yarn nuttiness, and very kindly gifted me some yarn from the SE2SE list. It is from Florida Cracker sheep, which is an actual breed of sheep even though the name makes it sound like sheep that Florida Man would have 🙂 It was bought from… Continue reading Yes, More SE2SE Yarn
I’ve got two WIPs going right now – the Flock of Four cowl, and a new project. The Flock of Four Cowl is going pretty well! I believe I’ve got one more pattern area to knit, then blocking and joining. I just started the second project today, but I’m pretty excited about it. It will… Continue reading Wednesday WIPs
Earlier this year, I wrote a bit about getting involved with the Livestock Conservancy’s Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em program. SE2SE encourages fiber artistists to buy fleeces, wool or yarn from farmers of endangered breeds of sheep. I bought a few skeins earlier this year, but then got distracted by a couple of other projects.… Continue reading SE2SE: A Few Skeins More
The people who thought up this passport and sticker thing for getting us fiber people to support endangered breed sheep were marketing geniuses! It really makes you (me, anyway) want to collect them all! I got a little crazy there for a while. Skeins 4 and 5 recently showed up, so I thought I’d share… Continue reading SE2SE #4 & 5 – I Need to Calm Down Now
This skein from the Leicester Longwool sheep breed, and specifically from the LanaRosa Sheep and Cattle Company farm. The yarn feels very rich and has a lovely drapey feeling even in the skein like this. It is very naturally shiny, and feels pretty soft. This breed has, as their name implies, longish curly locks of… Continue reading SE2SE Yarn – Leicester Longwool