Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Oh sure ... I could be talking about Winter ... and I am certainly not disappointed to see the 66+ inches of snow start to disappear ... but the real news is that we are coming up on the release of the newest addition to the Madame Defarge series ... What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?

LOL So, tons of knitting fun and adventure ... I have already picked out my up coming projects. Go pick out yours ... there are thumbnails of them up on Ravelry ... I'll wait right here.
Right then! So, Have you picked out your first project? Yea, I know .... lots to choose from.
Before the book comes out though you can sign up for the newsletter which will contain links to a few free patterns and more about the upcoming release dates. And soon there will be a mitten pattern in the newsletter to compliment (I hope) the Ahab's Aran Gansey designed by Todd Gocken. That sweater is definitely on my "to do" list.They both make me think of long walks on the beach and a fine ocean breeze. Here is a sneek peek of the mittens:
A new thumb type for me ... and I am working on a pair using (mostly) the same pattern only felted. I should have those notes for you on a day or two. The great thing about these mittens is they are knit using Lamb's Pride Bulky and I can knit a pair of them in a weekend. So they make a fairly fast knitted gift.
I am off to finish the second one for the felting experiment ... here's hoping!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Tis the Season ...

For lambs ... lots and lots of baby lambs. I have been up in Idaho helping a friend of mine with her lambing and I had so much fun I almost didn't come home. Here is a picture of the fun to be had:
They are so much fun when they are little. There was s suspected wolf kill about 2 miles from here the day after I left ... so the sheep have been moved up closer to the barn for the time being. The fire season was so bad last year that I suspect the wolves and mountain lions are running a bit short on options. But here is another picture to brighten things up:
OK .. headed out to herd some sheep with JennietheDog ... have a great day!