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Monday, November 8, 2021

Just In The Nick Of Time

I think the last time I dyed the yarn for this sweater was fall of 2019...which is around the time the blog got sketchy, so who knows what really happened :-/.  

I do remember the yarn started out (years ago) in springtime colors, then (years ago) tweaked to be more summer and then (two years ago), when once again I wasn't finding much inspiration from the yarn that was so special, it occurred to me to shoot for a fall palette and then, even better, a blanket flower palette. 

I started (for the last time) knitting the sweater for the 2020 Iknitarod.  Something went wrong, I think the gauge in the green section (?), and it didn't get finished until the 2021 Iknitarod.  At least it was finally finished and I miraculously remembered to take pictures the other day just before the blanket flowers were finished for the year.

I regret I was not able to finish this sweater while Renny was still alive.  I would have loved a picture of it with her.  I would have loved for her to see her beautiful yarn made into something that will last long after she and I are gone.  It's hard not to compare the hard fought journey from sheep to happy sweater with her hard fought journey from what should have been her tragic end to such a happy life.


Blanket flowers make for happy bees, too :-).


There are so many previous posts I should link throughout this post to tell a more complete story of the sheep, yarn and knitting, but it's a beautiful fall day and I'm going back outside.  Long time readers know her story.  If you are new, follow this link or her "label" on the right hand side of the blog and meet a tough sheep and her even tougher yarn.


12 comments:

Shirley said...

It's fitting that the sweater had a rough start, also fitting that it ended up being absolutely beautiful.

Tee said...

Very beautiful. The colors are a perfect match to the blanket flower!

Helen Mathey-Horn said...

What a beautiful sweater. The colors are fantastic. Your sheep is still loving you.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Your Renny sweater is just beautiful! :)

Marcy said...

I love this sweater! Ronny would be proud of it and you.

Marcy said...

Renny, silly autocorrect 😝

Katie C. said...

You did a beautiful job! Is the sweater top down? No side seaming?

Delrene said...

It is a beautiful sweater. Timeless colors.

Terry and Linda said...

Ah! Renny! What a wonderful sweater you gifted! I always admired you. Although, from afar.

ineedorange said...

The sweater is beautiful, and Renny was one of a kind. I was one of her many fans.

karen said...

that is one gorgeous sweater!!

Lori Skoog said...

Another spectacular sweater! And what a great photograph with the flowers. Sweet Remy.....

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