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Between Everything Else

16 May

Between everything I am doing here on the farm (working and putting goats back in and fixing fence), I have still been knitting.  I might have shared the start of a sweater with you a while back, but I scrapped that.  I did however, do a summer sweater.

I’m really happy with how it turned out.  Of course it took two tries.

The first one fit my mom, so she got it as a Mother’s Day gift.  Luckily, the second one fit me.

I am especially proud of it because I made the pattern myself.  I took the idea of alternating between the drop stitch and garter stitch from another sweater pattern, but that was it.  I’ve also been making more scarves.

This one is going to be an infinity scarf. It’s the third one I’ve made like this.  I have one and gave one as a gift.  We’ll see what happens with this one.

This one is the same stitch–a rice stitch, but I used a bit smaller needle.

I also just ordered a pattern to try a sweater with sleeves.  We’ll see how that goes.

Fiber Stuff

9 Apr

You might remember that I was planning on taking an advanced weaving class through the fiber mill, but that has been cancelled due to the Covid19.  I will try to take it when they can reschedule after thinks get better.  It wasn’t long after the class was cancelled that I got a message that the fiber I delivered to the mill last summer was ready to be picked up!  I was very excited about that.  I had all of Maybeline and Odie’s fleece turned into cored yarn.

Odie, Maybeline, and Maybeline

Now I can use it for more rug projects!  I have also been knitting in the evenings when I have time.  I started a new project.  When it’s done, it will be a kimono style sweater.  I’m not brave enough to try sleeves yet.

Unfortunately, I think I need one more skein of each color, so I decided to order it online so I didn’t have to leave the farm.  Hopefully, it will be here by the time I need it.  Since I was ordering yarn, I decided to order a lighter yarn to do a similar summer sweater.  This is the pattern I will use, but the yarn will be different.

Maybe I’ll get brave enough to try actual arm holes and sleeves some day.

And while I’m waiting for my yarn to be delivered, I am playing with the pattern above as an infinity scarf.

This and That

7 Mar

The hens have started laying eggs again. 

SOOC (straight out of chicken)

It seems to be the start of cat fighting season.  I am not a fan of this season.

Bob Cat

Rocky cracks me up.  He always lies like this.

Rocky

I’m still knitting.  I’m up to five completed hooded scarves and started a sixth.  This pattern is so easy  that I can still knit it when I’m sleep deprived from checking goats in the middle of the night. I think I need to sell some so I have money to buy more yarn.

I am bringing all of my products home from the store in Des Moines.  It just wasn’t working for me.  I’m thinking about Etsy or something else.  I do have my on-line store, but there’s something to be said for the platform recognition with Etsy.

goats milk soap

dish cloths

I’m also trying to add fine art prints to the items I have for sale.  I love the paper they are printed on.  It’s a really heavy art paper.


Wish me luck finding a venue that works better.

And Sky.

Sky

Why is it every time he’s lying there looking handsome and I got to take his picture, he jumps up to come see me?