Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunset On The Iknitarod Trail

I've put together two pretty good [knitting] days in a row and I'm feeling a little less sick about not being able to finish the Maisie sweater before the Red Lantern is extinguished.  In looking up the link above, I found this one and it says...  "She's (Maisie's) fighting her way on through, doing the very best she can..."  I guess that's a pretty good motto for this year's race :-).


Gorgeous sunset this evening after a warm, sunny day, so warm I had to go sit on the shady porch. Blech!


My view from there wasn't too bad though - those are some happy sheeps :-).


I worked on the body for awhile and then decided to set it aside and go back to the sleeves so I could go back to the "mindless" body when I got too tired to think clearly tonight.  That was a good plan. It's a little after 9:00 p.m. and I'm hoping to knit for at least an hour after I get this posted.  Mindless will be good necessary.


Some of my favorite stitch markers, marking the twisted rib side panels.


I think the sleeves are pretty.  I knit 4 rows on one and then switch to the other, back and forth.  So far they match each other spot on :-).


I have a set of directions for each sleeve and I keep them straight by using two different stitch markers.  This one is a sheep.


Stopping for evening chores and a beautiful sunset.  At this point I have 8" done on both sleeves and 7 1/2" done on the body.

Mushing on!


17 comments:

Jenny Glen said...

Looks like it's going to be a very pretty sweater!

Karen Battersby said...

Lookin' good!

Bonnie K said...

Oh that all looks so enjoyable: the outdoors, the bench, the sweater, the weather, and the sun. I wish I could come sit with you.

fjord girl said...

Gorgeous! You are such a talented knitter!!!!

Sarah said...

It's going to be a fabulous sweater! Wish I knew how to knit.

MarmePurl said...

I think the sleeves are pretty too. And the sunset. And the landscape.and of course, the sheep.

Rebecca said...

I'm working on a barn sweater too and I cannot figure out the magic loop method to do two sleeves at one time. I've ripped it out more times than I can count. I just must have a mental block...not surprised. So they are back on DPN's....grrr.

thecrazysheeplady said...

No, no, no. I am using two separate needles ;-). I'm not able to figure out the two at a time on one needle thing either!

Donna said...

It looks lovely. I can't wait to see it finished.

thingsherelately.com said...

It is looking so beautiful! I love the way Maisie's yarn knits up. I hope it (she) has been cooperating?! ;) And those green stitch markers...yes, yes! No wonder they are favorites of yours. I love how you are working everything. I must remember your method. *hugs* :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looks pretty good to me after your busy week of shearing and who knows what else! Mush on! :)

Terry and Linda said...

Your little lamby is a cutie on your knitting!

Linda ★★
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Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

The sleeves are gorgeous, may have to get that pattern! Glad I'm not the only one who cannot figure out/doesn't even dare try the magic loop thingy! Loved seeing the past posts of Miss Maisie. re her tail, Nan Bray of whitegumwool.com.AU has had people verify that her sheep with tails have larger fleeces and are healthier. Her posting on that was very interesting.
Mush, girl, mush!!

LannieK said...

Looking great! Mush on!!!

Susan said...

I am so relieved that I am not the only one who cannot figure out the two-at-a-time thing. You have made great strides! That is going to be a wonderful sweater - especially considering the source.... :)

Lisa Smith said...

Your (first) sunset picture is lovely. I am amazed at how quickly your Kentucky weather changes; it reminds me of what folks say here in Oregon: "If you don't like the rain, wait 5 minutes!" Your Maisie Sweater is looking beautiful; you must knit at (woof and) warp speed!

Spinners End Farm said...

What pattern are you using Sarah? It looks lovely! :)

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