Sunday, May 16, 2010
Lace Border Shrug
Finally I got this shrug done! And I have to say I did a good job! It stinks to praise yourself but this one was a tough one. I got this yarn from Germany from a sheep sanctuary Naturwerkstatt Zopfy and they sell this special yarn which is not chemically treated.
I have had the yarn since February and all the projects I started I did not finish. The yarn felt not right and my knitting looked bad. Then when Easter came around I thought I would try to dye the yarn with my left over egg dye and then the miracle happened! The contact with water turned this yarn into a beauty and my gauge turned into a nice piece of knitting. The yarn dried extremely fast and I could tell the difference between treated and untreated yarn.
Now all I have to do is to write down the pattern and ship it off to Germany with lots of good wishes for many sales! So the sheep will have a good life and can produce more of their wonderful wool. Without these friends we knitters would be quite empty handed!