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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!


Gwen said...

Wow, you deserve to praise yourself, this is lovely Angela!

rosenfee said... did such a wonderful job with this one (and all the others of course, too).It arrived safely and has found lots of lovers already! Even if it is hot you do not sweat in it!

On sunday there is a big open door at the sanctuary farm where the sheep live which gave their wool for this model as well..and there is a stand, of, course, with knitware made from this wool...among the ones is your model as well as the pattern plus wool for sale...and I must admit, I am proud to tell everyone WHO designed this beautiful piece!!!! I am very excited...and I will keep you updated...


Absolute Knits said...

Dear Rosenfee,

Thank you so much for leaving this nice comment!
I hope you and the sheep are doing well!