Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Finally Finished!

I am so thrilled to be finally finished this vest!

The pattern is lovely - it is Capture a Cozy Moment by Carol Sunday. It was quite easy, with a nice Brioche band to liven up the knitting. It just seemed to take f-o-r-e-v-e-r. I started it last December, but did take a break from it to knit another sweater.

I spun the yarn three years ago, and did start a few different projects with it (probably part of the reason that the whole project seemed to have been around forever).

The fibre is merino that I bought on sale. The top orange/red bundle came like that, and the bottom two bundles were a pale yellow that I over dyed.

I drum carded the fibre to blend all the colours,

and then spun the yarn during Tour de Fleece 2016 (it is 500g, and over 1000m of yarn).

I used every bit of yarn, and it came out a perfect length after blocking.

Photos from around the farm-

The vest matches the colour of the wild dock in the yard.
The cat's collar matches the impatience flowers.
(Her collar seems to be working, she hasn't brought a bird home with it on.)
 We had a bumper crop of bush beans this year.
 Trimmed some dead branches in the trees this week, watching a storm travel around - the light was beautiful.
Since we started renovations in March I had the spare bedroom in the basement full of stuff from upstairs with the door shut (before the cat came in). Now that renovations are almost finished and things have gone back upstairs, I cleaned out the bedroom and opened the door. The cat was thrilled to explore a new room, and has claimed the bed as hers.

All the best!♥︎


Raewyn said...

Great to see what you're up to - well done on the vest finish!!! Good to hear renovations are nearing an end - Maggie looks happy to have a new spot to sleep :-)

PaintedThread said...

Love the color of that vest. The pattern is very pretty, too. I've heard those cat collars work - she looks pretty in pink! Lots of beans - I've never seen black ones like that before. Neat!

Sue SA said...

Just adore the colour of your new vest! Its winter here in Australia and looks lovely and warm.

Lynn S said...

The vest color is beautiful! It does match the color in the field perfectly!
I really love seeing the things you make out of your very special yarn.

Sam I Am...... said...

What a beautiful vest! Spinning your own yarn is something I would love to learn.Your farm is beautiful and your beans too! You are very inspirational.

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