Interweave Knits Spring 2009
Hannah Fetig design
Yarn: less than 200 grams of homespun 2 ply lace wt merino/Jacob fleece from my own chocolate lamb (Freida Clavelle)
Wheel: Little Gem II Majacraft NZ
Needles: 4.5 mm DPNs, 3.5mm circs, 2.75 mm circs.
Modeling: 'Delilah' the vintage dressform
Mods: I picked up less stitches around the back. I lengthened the back and stopped the front side increases at one point and continued the remaining rows to the end.
What can I say? It pays to wait for just the right design to come along.
I jumped the queue the minute I saw this pattern. Perfect match made in heaven for my precious Freida homespun. It was a dream to knit with. I am ever so proud of myself for the lovely way I kept my spinning consistant throughout the 100s of meters. A very long process from first clipping of lamb to finished project. This fleece is more typically merino quality. I hand combed each loch of wool before spinning. Endless hours of hand picking the vegetable matter away. Sheesh. I need a nap just thinking about it.
Thank you 'Delilah' for coming out of storage to model this cardi for me. hee!
I wanted to mention that I visited 'Pogo' yesterday. He has gotten so much bigger! Now that he is not contending with Kounie at mealtime he has gotten alot bigger. His horns are huge. He is still very handsome and quiet although Mr. Dhérouville says he is not to be trusted. A ram can be very dangerous! I really hoped he would remember me...at first he ignored me all together until I asked him where 'Mimosa' was. Upon hearing his twin sisters name he looked straight at me for a long moment and then he gave me the old familiar 'Clint Eastwood' squint he used to sport when he was mine. Ahhh! I honestly felt that we connected.
The best part of this visit, I am being given his fleece!! Mr. Dhérouville was giving it away and asked me if I was interested. I promised to knit him a pair of socks.
P.s. it feels really good to finally have a new knit for the blog sidebar.