29 November 2007

Baa Baa brown sheep

I've promised myself that I will finish Dave's aran for Christmas. Barring any tragedy, I am in good shape: I have a front and back sans neck/shoulder shaping as I must do some careful planning first. I am flying through the cables at this point. It used to take me about 1.5 hours to do 4 rows and now I can do 8 rows in that amount of time or less. Did I mention how awesome cabling without a cable needle is? Anyway, that is why I haven't posted recently. Nothing exciting to report as all other projects are on hold until I finish the aran.

However, I did come away with some nice loot over Thanksgiving weekend. I have an aunt and uncle who have 2 sheep. Every year the sheep get sheered and the wool gets bagged and put into the barn. They finally found someone to process that wool into yarn. All the knitters in the family received a skein from the first batch. I choose the brown wool from Wilbur the sheep. I think he'll make a nice hat or mittens.


At 4:48 PM, Blogger Emily said...

Nice yarn!

I, too, am planning to finish the Husband Aran by Christmas. It was going to be Thanksgiving, but I've clearly missed the boat on that one. Good luck finishing on time!

At 10:15 AM, Blogger JD said...

That is sooo cool! Talk about a "local" yarn ;)

Good luck with the aran. I haven't gone there yet. Don't tell my husband that people make their spouses sweaters! I'll never hear the end of it =)


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