Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Yarn Along!

Every Wednesday I see my friends joining the Small Things Yarn Along and my first thought is always "Holy Moly, is it really Wednesday again already?!?"  Finally, I'm here!

I'm undertaking another epic spinning and knitting challenge.  Well, any time I'm actually knitting is pretty epic...  Anyway, I've been saying for a couple years now that I sure wish I'd have gotten Elizabeth's sweater done before something happened to her.  She's a very integral part of the farm - the queen! - and to be able to have a picture of us together, dressed alike would be a huge honor. 

We were sure she'd not make it through this past cold, wet spring, but she's a tough old bird and again proved us wrong, a popular Jacob trait ;-).  A couple weeks ago I said once again that I was sad I hadn't knitted anything for her...and duh, what was stopping me???

She's having a pretty good summer and after finally accepting that I wasn't a complete moron and that maybe living in a retirement facility with lots of grass and no steps to negotiate was actually a pretty good deal, there's not much reason to think this will be an impossible task.


My plan for yesterday was to spend my birthday hanging out in the barn with the sheep.  I didn't spend the whole day out there, but did get to eat oats(meal ;-) for breakfast, gave Maisie extra tummy rubs, Hershey a hair cut and found a shady corner to sit and knit with Elizabeth.  Saint Tim fed the cookies and snuck in a couple pictures.  It was a good day :-).


Okay, to catch up, here are/was 26 ounces of Elizabeth singles.


1400 yards of finished two ply.


The pattern I've picked.


And with a little help from Petunia, I am underway. 


Oops, almost forgot to include what I'm reading these days.

21 comments:

lisa marie h said...

Are you selling any of your wonderful yarn? I'd love some!!

thecrazysheeplady said...

We'll see how the winter progresses. I may have some to sell next spring. This year is pretty booked through Christmas. Production spinner I am not :-(.

fjord girl said...

Beautiful place you have created here, found your blog thru yarn along. Perfect yarn for that very lovely pattern

Michelle said...

How can it be "epic" when you're knitting? You've done SO much more than I have, like whole sweaters and Fair Isle! And spun MILES more yarn than me.... Oh well, I am looking forward to seeing yet another beautiful sweater off your needles and wondering yet again when I'll be able to do that. ;-)

gowestferalwoman said...

oh my. petunia is not a delicate little flower anymore is she...

and I love the photo Saint tim took of you chatting with Elizabeth - like you two are discussing recipes or the weather, or someones behavior in the neighborhood ;)

elizabeth said...

how lovely! animals really are a gift to us! thank you for showing us yours! your knit will be lovely as well, that I am certain...

Wol 'n Draad said...

What a wonderful way to spend your birthday! Ar'nt sheep just wonderful!
Love, Ineke

Andee said...

I am SOOOO HAPPY you are joining Ginny's yarn along!!! I know so many of us on the yarn along are going to love your farm blog. Very exciting stuff. Your yarn looks beautiful and happy birthday day. It looks like a perfect way to spend your birthday. Knitting with your sheep what could be better?!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Looks like you had a good day, so glad St. Tim was there with the camera. Love the yarn. Still trying to decide what to do with my chunky yarn. I need something to make me commit to time alotted to spin, been hit and miss since the TdF.

Miha Giustina said...

The picture of you with Petunia, and then Elizabeth in the background, is very nice. I love Petunia's face, I must say. One of my favorite sheep.

So, how do I go on the yarn list?!:-)

Miha Giustina said...

Love the sweater pattern!

MarmePurl said...

What I really wanted to do was reach into the computer screen and make off with a with all that yarn just hanging out on the railing. But instead I will just offer my belated birthday good wishes.

amyfibre said...

I love the pictures of you knitting with Elizabeth and then Petunia. Just makes me smile. And Elizabeth reminds me of my old tortie cat Percy (short for Perspicacity) who I lost in Feb, just a few months shy of 20 yrs old. Scrawny, and boney, and loud, and feisty. Hurrah for old ladies!

Spinners End Farm said...

Happy Birthday Darlin'! Looks lovely.

Far Side of Fifty said...

If you shear her just before cold weather again perhaps you should rethink a sweater for you and knit one for her! Looks like a wonderful way to spend the day:)

Christine said...

It looks like Petunia is telling you that you dropped a stitch. LOL

YarnKettle said...

Knit like the wind. But remember to enjoy it too, which it looks like you're doing.
I do so love Petunia! She is such a lovely girl.

Shine said...

woweeee....that's my dream..shear my sheep, spin their wool, and then knit a sweater from it. Yep.....dreamy.
Enjoy it all sister!!
Blessings~~Shine

Tyche's Minder said...

I like that pattern. Very nice.

Willow said...

I always love your posts!
That book looks like a fun read.

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

OK, am trying again to comment, looking good so far, yesterdays kept getting trashed by the computer!
Yes, those are great pictures of a blessed day!!! Thanks.

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