Friday, February 09, 2007


Is completed and I'm very happy with it. I even did the right thing and blocked it. The things we go through for our loved ones!

Knitted in Rowan something or other (see earlier post on the topic, I can't be bothered to go and find the ball bands). It does look as if the left hand side is shorter than the right but believe me when I say that it's the way I'm standing. I took a picture facing the other way and the right hand side looked shorter in that one. I love the slip stitch pattern on the band, cuffs and collar, it's beautiful but very easy to do. I liked it so much that when I'd finished the cardigan I used the remaining blue yarn to knit a river square in the same pattern.

I think that it will fit Annie okay and if it doesn't I'll just have to keep it for myself. I'm not too sure about the short sleeves but she particularly liked them as she's an infant school teacher and is always having to push her sleeves up (nasty sticky things children!).

Other news involves me washing and carding the fleece I bought the other weekend.

Here's the Ryeland /Jacob still draining in the bath.

Here's the Ryeland /Corriedale /Manx.

And here's the Bleu du Maine. I just love the variety of shades in this it's gorgeous.

Of course the hive of activity that has been going on has nothing to do with the crazy purchase of this little darling last Sunday.

I am still repeating "I am bad, I am bad, I am wicked and I will die a pauper".

But I don't really care!


Artis-Anne said...

OUCH I WANT one boo hoo you got a drum carder :) I thought mmmmmm those look lovely batts .
Now folks call me Annie so I am sure that cardi will fit me just fine & dandy TY . No seriously its turned out great and I too would rather longer sleeves but that just me and I have long arms !!.
Let me know what you think of the carder, is it an Ashford and did you get it at Winghams? Oh and yes the fleece is lovely , just got some more off her :)

ra said...

It's great
yes it's an Ashford
yes I got it at Winghams.

what did you get from her?

Kath said...

Ditto on the 'Want, want, want!' front. You look like you're all set to go with those batts now, oh the joys of drum carders! The cardi looks great, hope it fits her!
Now lets see how that fleece spins up! Her Suffolk shearling is yummy as well and I'm aching to get going with it!


Oooh foxy equipment - nice one! You may die a pauper love but you'll be an exceptionally well atired and warm one at least!

The cardi-jacket looks great. I just read an article in Interweave about the Scottish herring girls knitting themselve ganseys with elbow length sleeves to keep their knits out of the fish guts.

Artis-Anne said...

Sandie and I have been chatting today and I have bought mmmm rather a lot of different fleece ..well the more I got the better the postage was . Unlike some ;-) I live too far away to 'pop' in :) (lucky you , you have it ALL on your doorstep )Still I am hoping to go up there this year. Isn't she great ? & so full of info . I really will have to get a drum carder pretty soon & join you in the pauper house.

acrylik said...

Oooh a drum carder - lovely new toy!!

Love your FO - looks gorgeous.

blog-blethers said...

Lovely new cardigan and am sure the recipient will love and cherish it! And know exactly what you mean about potentially dying as a pauper:) I've just sorted through my sock stash and am mortified by just how much I've acquired too!

Ali said...

Lovely cardi and don't worry, you'll soon forget the spend on the carder!