Baaahhhhhhh! Or How a Pullover Became a Lamb

I had planned to make this:

ss4-20bigEunny Jang’s Autumn Rose Pullover from Simply Shetland 4.  I collected all of the correct colors of Jamieson Shetland Spindrift.  I bought the pattern.  And then, I put it in a bag, in a box, in a closet . . . and after much soul searching, it turned into a lamb –

Voila!

lamb2Since my Jamieson’s has been sitting in a bag, in a box, and in two different closets since 2007 I accepted the reality that I am never going to knit Autumn Rose.  First, I clearly don’t feel like knitting an entire sweater on 1’s or 2’s or I would have done it already, and second, I probably don’t have enough yarn anymore since I had probably planned to knit a smaller size seven years ago, and that’s just the way it is.  So, the time had come to break up the yarn. Perfect timing, since I really didn’t want to buy yarn to make a stuffed animal.  So Mooskit, Old Gold and Bracken became Lupo the Lamb.  And, I’m ok with that.  As for the other colors, I think there’s a lion and a bug in the future.

And there’s always more fair isle.  Just not on 1’s or 2’s – just easy on the eyes and hands 4’s and 5’s.  This is Kate Davies Bliaithin Cardigan –

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This cardigan has been sitting in its unfinished, uncut state for about a month now.  I’m a little steek shy after my last steek went horribly awry.  But, at least it’s not in a bag, in a box, in a closet.  It’s only at the in a bag stage – hasn’t made it to the box yet.  And, hopefully it won’t. To take the photo, I had to take it out of the bag, move it out of the craft room, and onto the second floor – so maybe I’ll keep it here – tomorrow is Columbus Day – perhaps a good day to cut a steek.

As good a day as any, yeah?

It might also be a good day to make a lion.

We’ll see.

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