Sunday, March 17, 2013

Icing

After such a warm afternoon yesterday, I resigned myself to the inevitable.  Winter was over.  I realize most everyone dreams of winter's demise and longs for green grass, gardens, sunglasses, shorts...  Not me.  There's not much that makes me happier than waking up to a cold, snowy morning.  The unexpected snow this morning was just icing on the Iditarod/Iknitarod cake. 

Saint Tim falls in the green grass and shorts camp but agreed to go out and take some sweater pictures while I fed this morning.  I carried a few flakes of hay outside in hopes a few sheep would play along for a few minutes and about half did.




Woolliam decided pretty quickly that this was "really stupid" and headed back to bed.   And that was about the end of the shoot ;-). 




Keebs



Sweet, sweet Hank.

44 comments:

Alice said...

Oh my!!! It fits you so lovely! You got the arm length perfectly!!! Enjoy! Thanks Tim for the touching photo shoot!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Your sweater is BEAUTIFUL!! You have to be so proud of the lovely work you did! Were you able to get a picture of the sheep that gave your the wool? Love the color!! And a perfect day for sweater weather!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Fantastic job on the sweater, and thank you St. Tim for manning the camera so we can see it. Love the photo with Keebler and also Hank, very big, big, sweet Hank. So good you got snow to model your sweater, would look a little strange modeling here in CA's 85 degree weather.

Spinners End Farm said...

Beautiful you in your beautiful sweater! Thank you St. Tim for the photos!

Tyche's Minder said...

That is one sharp sweater. May it and the memories it carries last forever.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Woolliam is 20% of the blend. He still wasn't impressed ;-).

Michelle said...

Seeing you in that sweater with your sheep has gone and made me cry....

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Those photos are so tender hearted and sweet. The sweater is even more beautiful on you!
~kim

Marsha said...

Your sweater turned out great!

Mary Ann said...

The sweater is gorgeous, and you look FAR more stylish than I doing chores!

MarmePurl said...

I don't think I have ever enjoyed a post more. Truly.
Stunning work from you the Shepherdess, you the knitter...and a very special nod to St. Tim who captured it all so brilliantly.

Miha Giustina said...

What a beautiful sweater! You look very nice in it; the color suits you perfectly.

Jan baby said...

From all angles, you wear it well!

YarnKettle said...

Marcel suits you. Everything looks so beautiful there. Thanks for letting us share the Iditarod with you.

Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

Stunning! Thanks, Saint Tim, for braving the chill to take the photos.
The sheep look wonderful too. In the second photo, is that Keebs or Woolliam with the cute little wrinkles above his tail?

Cloverleaf Art and Fibre said...

Oh my goodness. You continue to inspire and amaze me. And, like Michelle said, you make me cry too. Thanks! - Margaret

DFW said...

I want one!!! How about a raffle. Get each person to pay $10 each to win the chance at you making them one. The person that wins gives you their measurements & viola they (me) has a new beautiful handcrafted sweater! I'll bet you would make millions. OK, a hundred at least.

Michelle said...

That is so beautiful! And, I love seeing you out and about with your wooly friends.

Eleanor P said...

Beautiful sweater, beautiful sheep who provided the wool and beautiful you! Keep her warm, Marcel. I am glad you will always be there with her.

Lori Skoog said...

Dear Sara! You and your sweater and your sheep and sweet hank are BEAUTIFUL! And if you want more snow, grab Saint Tim and get up here!

Shirley said...

Lovely! The sweater, you, and the photos. Thanks!

LaColline said...

Love, love the 'connection' between you and Keebs (nice catch, Saint Tim).

By the way, that jacket you're wearing is really nice --did you knit that?
Go ahead, you can gloat a little.
Strutting is also permitted.
It is Fabulous!!

Christine said...

Love the sweater! St. Tim, you did good!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great photos! Both you and the Market Jacket are beautiful..fitting that you should wear it out amongst your friends:)

Terry said...

Sara! It's beautiful! And so are you, inside and out.

Peacecat said...

That is one classy sweater. So beautifully made! You remind me of Katharine Hepburn.
Well done, Iditachick!!

LannieK said...

It's hard to type w/ te...
St Tim, amazing shots. You captured all... beautiful.
Hugs and crackers

Jean said...

Sara
Ditto what Peacecat said -
Thanks for sharing it with us!


thecrazysheeplady said...

Dimple butt would be Keebler. Graham has FOUR butt cheeks because his tail is so fat and dimpled. Sigh.

Willow said...

As always I love looking in on your animals ~but I must say your lovely sweater stole the post this time. I couldn't take my eyes of it !

Auset said...

Your sweater turned out GORGEOUS!!! You are so very talented :) ...and who knew St. Tim was such a good photographer, too?! Loved the picture of you with Keebler and Hank. Sweet. xox

Jody said...

What a lovely sweater and you look really good in it too I might add!

12Paws said...

Love your sweater, love your sheep, love your life. I'm weeping!

flowerweaver said...

The sweater is absolutely gorgeous on you. Love the one of you and Keebler. Great photos St. Tim!

Sheepmom said...

That photoshoot is magazine worthy! Perfect model, perfect day for it, surrounded by your posse. Wow, do I feel dowdy in my chore duds. It was an awesome undertaking and the results are perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Annette Mickelson said...

Beautiful sweater; Beautiful you!

aarond said...

I love that sweater. Good job!!

Bow Street Flowers said...

A sweater that's gorgeous and goes to work as well is perfect. Like beautiful china: use it if you love it.

how-to-make-dishwasher-powder-and-daisy-back-to-normal said...

What a gorgeous series of shots, I am no knitter (I can do knit and pearl)but i understand how wonderful it must be to wear such a beautiful cardi created from your own wool. Just in case you have not time to pop over and read my reply to yours, i have taken a leaf out of your book and have found a mill, only an hour or so from here. I have sent her a bit of hairys roving so she can tell me if they can spin it.. Fingers crossed it is long enough .. many thanks for the encouragement.. celi

amyfibre said...

oh Sara! It's gorgeous!! So beautiful -- you, the sweater, the sheep, Hank -- it brings tears to my eyes. Happy, happy tears!

cyndy said...

Stunning! wow..just beautiful!

These photos should be in a magazine!..I think you need to write something for Spin Off!

gowestferalwoman said...

Beautiful soul, beautiful coat.

It turned out perfect :)

Kim said...

That is absolutely a fabulous sweater!

balsamfir said...

Blog bombing here. I found your sweater photos on ravelry, then discovered that not only did you make this incredible sweater in a beautiful color, but you did it from start to finish. I can't tell you how impressed I am! Will be emailing around my knitting group when the season shifts, some farmers there too. Thanks for sharing the photos. Very inspiring.

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