Catching Up !!

It has been a crazy busy week and I just noticed that it's been a few days since my last post.  Sorry everyone!   Lots of knitting going on in the house right now and I seem to be on a sweater kick. So much so, that I've got two on the needles and three in my queue.  I also have socks on the needles, but I'm thinking about frogging on pair simply because I'm not enjoying the yarn, and I have a shawl on the needles.  So many projects and just not enough time !!!

Currently on my needles ....

I'm feverishly working on my Top Down Comfy cardigan so I can at least wear it once here in Phoenix before I have to pack it up for the summer temperatures.  My hubby was so sweet to tell me he would take me on a road trip to Flagstaff just so I could wear it in the cooler weather.  He's such a keeper.

The sleeves have been separated and I'm now working on the body.  I really LOVE it and think this will be a favorite cozy cardi in the near future.

When I'm not working on my cardigan I'm working on my Double Trouble socks, which is my own creation.  Since this photo was taken, I have completed a total of 4 repeats and just started the heel, which I'm experimenting with a k2,p2 rib for the heel flap.

Still on my Needles ....

  • Close to You in my handspun
  • Leaflet - my second cardigan the needs to be finished.

I still have My Cup of Tea on the needles too, but I'm really thinking about frogging this project simply because I'm not enjoying the yarn.

I recently found a lovely DK weight shawl design by Lucy Hague called Inganess that I have fallen in love with and thought that a local wool would be lovely to knit this up in.

There's nothing better in my book than buying wool directly from a local farm but here in Arizona, it's rather hard so I searched to find just the right yarn.

Off to Etsy I went and discovered that Dianne of Tanglewood Farm in Kentucky had just what I wanted.

I purchased three gorgeous skeins of DK weight in the most beautiful blue in Logwood from her Etsy shop, Sheep Dreams.

I'm truly in love with this scrumptious soft wool blend (Blue Faced Leicester and Wensleydale) and I can't wait to cake it up and starting knitting my shawl with it.

About Dianne of Tanglewood Farm:    l live in the Bluegrass region of central Kentucky and have been raising sheep with wonderful hand-spinning fleeces for many years. I enjoy creating beautiful yarns, both natural colored and hand-dyed, from those fleeces

Until next time ~ knit on and be creative!