Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day

Red Heart Boutique Yarn in Midnight
Happy May Day! It sure seems like May snuck up on me....I feel like we were just skiing. This is a wet and raining day - it even thundered last night!

Yesterday, Mr. Fantastic was not feeling well so I took the day off to give him a little TLC. He needed it. I worked a bit on my design that's due and actually knit my quota for the day. I'm hoping by tomorrow at this time the body will be completed. In this picture I am almost up to the armholes. The sweater will be worked all in one piece to the underarms and then split for the fronts and back. I can't decide if I should work the sleeves separately and sew them in or pick up stitches around the armhole and knit the sleeves down. The yarn company asked for a beginners pattern, I'm torn.

Coopworth fleece soaking

Since it's a rainy, yucky day and I am here knitting away, I thought I would wash some more of the coopworth fleece. I made some packets last night while watching television. I just love the whole fiber prep thing!

I am also washing this fleece from Namaste Farms... lucky me to have a friend who is a shepherdess and will send me fleeces! I am getting more fleeces this week. A merino (which I am sending to a small mill for processing) and two more fleeces from the same shepherd the coopworth fleece came from. I would like to have a bunch of fiber washed and prepped so that I can spin the summer away at the beach!
Beautiful Namaste Farms Fleece


Estella said...

I vote for pick up stitches as seaming really isn't a beginner specialty.

Kimberly said...

You know Estella, I feel the same way - but some companies will re write my pattern to fit the 'standard' way of writing a pattern.

I agree that seaming and fitting a sleeve into a sweater is an art itself!