Thursday, April 16, 2009

Done (and more yarn).

I got to the end of the Soay Aran, and, though I say it myself, it is rather splendid. Thankfully, the recipient thought so, too:

There she is, in it. That small, brown blob in the background is one of the yarn donors. There are lambs - more yarn is in the offing.

Here is another view, languishing in my garden:

The honeycomb panel in the centre turned out better than I could have expected.

Next up is a similar (but not the same) man's version.

Did I mention more yarn?

This is still from SkipNorth:

I did the Kool-Aid dyeing workshop with Lixie. This is what my sock yarn looks like in the ball.
I don't know what it's going to look like in the sock (or sock yarn blanket). Watch this space.

This little delight is another generous gift from Sue:

Lovely colours. I think it's Margaret Stove Artisan Merino laceweight, though I'm not sure.

There's more laceweight joy here:

(also from Sue). What is this going to turn into? Maybe something from Evelyn Clark's "Knitting Lace Triangles" (or possibly something out of my own head).

Lest you think it's all been scrambling to finish the Aran and gloating over new yarn, let me finish with Ann-at-someone-else's-work's birthday cake:

Yarn? A little Cascade 220, some pink stuff and a bit of Appleton's crewel wool (for the cherry). Pattern available here - go on and make one, you know you want to. Go on.


vanessa said...

gorgeous sweater! the photo with the donor sheep in the background, perfection!

Annie said...

That sweater is absolutely beautiful, I'm in awe of your awesomeness!

allisonmariecat said...

Love the sweater and the sheep! A friend's dad just purchased a large plot that used to be a farm, and is talking about raising sheep or goats. Be still my heart!