Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Yarn Along - Long Sleeves Needed

Not much knitting going on because my focus needs to be finishing up stuff for the Kentucky Wool Festival the first weekend of October.  I am working on one small project I've had in the queue for a year though.  Just in time for cooler weather, I've decided to change my 3/4 length sleeves on the Marcel sweater to full length sleeves.


One down, one to go.


Since the yarn used in the sweater has seen all sorts of sunlight and might not still be exactly the same color as the leftover yarn from my stash, I am alternating a few rows of old and new yarn to ease the color transition.


I didn't make any notes (yeesh) about what needle size I used so I had to guess on that.  I know my knitting has changed significantly since then (I knit tighter now) so I had to try and figure that in as well.  I test blocked the first sleeve and it's pretty darn close.  I can see some slight differences, but anyone else would have to look really close...and that would be really weird...so I'm not too worried ;-).


When the single beds turn to double beds...yep, time to be thinking about long sleeves.  Comby and Eli aren't thrilled.  I'm jumping for joy :-D.


And another beautiful officially first day of fall morning.  Half the sheep have already headed back in.  I think Hank would like to as well, but he's got some making another pass through the breakfast bar on the hill, so he's splitting the difference.

We are often asked why our farm is named Equinox Farm.  It's because that's the day we closed on it back in the fall of 2003.  A very happy anniversary :-)

My book for the week was Don't Let Me Go by Catherine Ryan Hyde.  It was cute and a fun listen.

Joining in with Ginny...


27 comments:

Debbie said...

i love the color....it will be PERFECT for fall!!!!!

Joy said...

Ha, I am learning to keep notes myself. I need to remember that old yarn/new yarn trick if I ever finish that sweater that has been sitting half finished for a while. And what a great name for the farm! Such pretty pictures.

Dicky Bird said...

I love the sweater too!

Caroline said...

The lengthening of the sleeves was a great idea and you will love that sweater for the cool fall days!

Amanda said...

Ah! I'm going to go get my long sleeves now. I was in a panic earlier this week searching for my woolen socks! Lovely sweater, sweet kitties. :)

Natalie Buehler said...

Beautiful photos, you can really feel the autumn in the air :)
x

Auntie Reg said...

What a lovely day to celebrate the farm and anniversary.

Cheryl West said...

I love those kitties keeping each other warm. Your sweater is beautiful. I actually had one on last night, the first time in months. Happy anniversary to Equinox Farm.

momto5 said...

that sweater is so lovely. and a very sweet photo of the kitties. :)

Shirley said...

The change of the seasons is bang on here; first hint of frost yesterday, and leaves are starting to turn. And cool morning air gets Beamer jumping for joy too!

Lisa said...

Happy anniversary and happy sleeve lengthening. :) Fall is upon us to be sure...it was 34 degrees here in the Cascade foothills this very chilly morning. :)

Andee said...

I love your sweater!!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful! You might have noted the needles or have a photo of them in a previous blog! It was hot on Monday...I bet you got that weather yesterday...cool today:)

thingsherelately.com said...

Oooooooh!!! That is just loverly!!! I love your taste in sweater patterns! *hugs* :)

~ Dixie said...

Beautiful sweater! And O, those buttons are perfect.

Pom Pom said...

Smart! Your sweater is beautiful!
The kitties are adorable, snuggling together.
Happy anniversary to your farm.

DianeOart said...

Lovely sweater I like the cable/decorative motif and this color is so breathing autumn. Happy anniversary to your beautiful farm and many many more happy days living there.

Michelle said...

That is a seriously, beautiful sweater.

Eileen said...

What a perfect fall color! Your pictures are amazing!

Lori Skoog said...

Love the additions to the sweater....you are way too talented.

Iris said...

Lovely cardigan - what a perfect autumn colour!

sophy0075 said...

It's the notes I don't take that bite me later. You look like you guessed right. Your cardi is lovely. And the cats, though vexed, are cute.

CathieJ said...

The sweater sleeves look fine. Like you said, if anyone is looking that close it is creepy. I love the snuggling cats and the beautiful farm picture.

LannieK said...

Yes! It's Fall!
Love that sweater, and
Congrats on another year on your beautiful farm!

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

Excellent idea! Clever........

Katie C. said...

I am a beginner knitter. Where can I find a cardigan pattern like yours? Thanks for the help!

thecrazysheeplady said...

That is the Market Jacket from November Knits. I thoroughly enjoyed the pattern and did it when I was still a pretty beginner knitter. Just enough lace and cable to really build your confidence :-). Good luck!

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