Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fred and the FO's

Fred wore his Aran sweater – finished for Christmas 2010 - spun from the wool of our Finnsheep to Endless Mountains and also to Rhinebeck and got lots of compliments on it - - and of course there are admirers here at home too.

When we got home, it was back to washing and dyeing fleece.

I got off to a bad start with my first overshot weaving, but with thicker yarn - - probably too thick - - for the pattern, things are moving along again. Still having trouble with selvedges, but that is hopefully something one gets with enough practice.

The first (of two) After Hours Shawl is finished. After making multiple mistakes because the cables I had weren’t long enough for me to “read” the pattern, I got the link-thingies from Knitpicks to join two long cables. It did seem awkward to knit lace on such large needles, but eventually I got in the swing of it.


Blogger Judy said...

Aran sweather is gorgeous as is the shawl. I bought the yarn and was all set to start the After Hours Shawl but never did. I have it all in a bag ready to go...maybe after Xmas.

1:34 PM  
Blogger cyndy said...

Wonderful FO's!

Lace Knitting, Aran with cables, and Overshot Weaving! You are multi-talented to be sure!

...and who knew that chickens were great fans of Aran knitting?!

(conjures up mental images of cartoon hens sitting on their nests holding the needles with their wings and knitting mini Arans)...hee hee!

10:20 AM  
Blogger bspinner said...

Sweater is beautiful!!!

Getting even selvages on an overshot pattern is very hard. Your's look very good.

5:22 PM  

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